shamoy
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, deer, and calf. See {Shamoying}. [Written also {chamois}, {shamoy}, and {shamois}.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Shamoy — Shamois Sham ois, Shamoy Sham oy, n. See {Shammy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shamoy — /sham ee/, n., pl. shamoys, v., shamoyed, shamoying. chamois (defs. 2 4, 6, 7). * * * …   Universalium

  • shamoy — I. noun see chamois I, 2 II. transitive verb see chamois II, 1 III. see shammy I …   Useful english dictionary

  • chamois — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Shamois — Sham ois, Shamoy Sham oy, n. See {Shammy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shamois — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chamois — /sham ee/; Fr. /shann mwah /, n., pl. chamois, chamoix /sham eez/; Fr. /shann mwah /, v., chamoised /sham eed/, chamoising /sham ee ing/. n. 1. an agile, goatlike antelope, Rupicapra rupicapra, of high mountains of Europe: now rare in some areas …   Universalium

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