chammy
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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  • chammy — noun see chamois 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chammy — /sham ee/, n., pl. chammies, v.t., chammied, chammying. chamois (defs. 2 4, 6, 7). * * * …   Universalium

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

  • chammy — cham·my …   English syllables

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