shammy leather
Chamois Cham"ois (sh[a^]m"m[y^] or sh[.a]*moi"; 277), n. [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A small species of antelope ({Rupicapra tragus}), living on the loftiest mountain ridges of Europe, as the Alps, Pyrenees, etc. It possesses remarkable agility, and is a favorite object of chase. [1913 Webster]

2. A soft leather made from the skin of the chamois, or from sheepskin, etc.; -- called also {chamois leather}, and {chammy} or {shammy leather}. See {Shammy}. [1913 Webster]


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  • shammy leather — noun a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin • Syn: ↑chamois, ↑chamois leather, ↑chammy, ↑chammy leather, ↑shammy • Hypernyms: ↑leather • Hyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • shammy leather — n. leather prepared from the skin of the chamois …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shammy leather — See chamois …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Shammy — Sham my, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See {Chamois}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The chamois. [1913 Webster] 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shammy — (also shammy leather) ► NOUN (pl. shammies) informal ▪ chamois leather. ORIGIN a phonetic spelling …   English terms dictionary

  • shammy — sham|my [ˈʃæmi] n also shammy .leather [U and C] a piece of ↑chamois leather, used for cleaning or polishing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shammy — (also shammy leather) noun (plural shammies) informal term for chamois (in sense 2). Origin C18: a phonetic spelling …   English new terms dictionary

  • shammy — n. (pl. ies) (in full shammy leather) colloq. = CHAMOIS 2. Etymology: repr. corrupted pronunc …   Useful english dictionary

  • shammy — noun chamois leather …   Wiktionary

  • shammy — sham·my || ʃæmɪ‚leðə(r) n. chamois (Zoology); leather prepared from the skin of the chamois …   English contemporary dictionary

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