sheep·skin | \ˈshēp-ˌskin \

Definition of sheepskin 

1a : the skin of a sheep also : leather prepared from it

b : parchment

c : a garment made of or lined with sheepskin

2 : diploma

Examples of sheepskin in a Sentence

a bag made of sheepskin jobs that don't require a sheepskin

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The rooms are a tapestry of textures, with leather seating, sheepskin-and-horn chairs, and furry hides on the beds and floors. Peter Terzian, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Ken Fulk Creates A Montana Guesthouse That's The Ultimate Winter Getaway," 17 Nov. 2016 To soften the space, Magon added sheepskin throws in the master bedroom and office. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Tour A Modern House That Pulls Off Black Walls With Flair," 23 Aug. 2016 The nearly 3,000-square-foot ground-floor space Dylan’s is eyeing is currently occupied by an Overland sheepskin, leather and fur store. Ryan Ori,, "Dylan's Candy Bar leaving Tribune Tower, expected to reopen nearby," 21 June 2018 After all, a 1927 sheepskin from the Lincoln and Lee University of Kansas City? Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Before UMKC, there were dreams of a Lincoln and Lee university," 15 June 2018 These days, Ketchum is also known for its fashionable boutique stores sporting designer threads and sheepskin coats, and art galleries that showcase everything from western bolo ties to modern works by Picasso and Matisse. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 For the Low-Key Baller Bally packable hooded Leather Parka Jacket $3,995, Bally Buy Now Leather doesn’t always have to mean Ramones-y biker jackets or Marlboro Man sheepskin coats. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "The Best Windbreakers Will Help You Survive Spring Weather in Style," 18 Apr. 2018 Her home is brick on the outside and sheepskin on the inside — every single surface that is not marble or polished pewter invites napping. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Inside Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Porsha Williams's Wig Room," 18 May 2018 The armchair is by George Smith, the custom sconces are by Paul Ferrante, the 1960s Austrian ceiling lights are from Orange Los Angeles, and the sheepskin rug is from Grand Splendid. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Commune Design Brings Western Charm to a Spanish Colonial Revival House in Beverly Hills," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of sheepskin

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of sheepskin

: the skin of a sheep usually with the wool still on it

: a type of leather made from the skin of a sheep

: a diploma from a college or university


sheep·skin | \ˈshēp-ˌskin \

Kids Definition of sheepskin

: the skin of a sheep or leather prepared from it

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