goose skin
gooseflesh gooseflesh n. A peculiar roughness of the skin produced by cold or fear, in which the hair follicles become erect and form bumps on the skin; -- called also {goose skin}, {goose pimples}, {goose bumps}.

Syn: goose bumps, goose pimples, goose skin. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Goose skin — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goose skin — n. Same as {gooseflesh}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goose-skin — gooseˈ skin noun Gooseflesh, horripilation • • • Main Entry: ↑goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose skin — noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation • Syn: ↑pilomotor reflex, ↑gooseflesh, ↑goose bump, ↑goosebump, ↑goose pimple, ↑horripilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose skin — goose flesh, goose pimples, bumpy condition of the skin caused by a physical or emotional sensation (i.e. cold, fear, surprise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goose skin — noun Raised skin, usually caused by the involuntary erection of hairs on the neck or arms caused by cold, excitement, or fear. Syn: goose bumps, goose pimples, goose flesh …   Wiktionary

  • goose skin. — See goose flesh. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • goose skin. — See goose flesh. [1630 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goose — (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander}, {Gannet}, {Ganza},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goose barnacle — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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