sharkskin
noun Date: 1851 1. the hide of a shark or leather made from it 2. a. a smooth durable woolen or worsted suiting in twill or basket weave with small woven designs b. a smooth crisp fabric with a dull finish made usually of rayon in basket weave

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  • sharkskin — ► NOUN ▪ a stiff, slightly lustrous synthetic fabric …   English terms dictionary

  • sharkskin — [shärk′skin΄] n. 1. leather made from the skin of a shark ☆ 2. a cloth of cotton, wool, rayon, etc. with a smooth, silky surface, used for suits, etc. 3. a fabric woven with a pebbly pattern …   English World dictionary

  • sharkskin — /shahrk skin /, n. 1. a smooth fabric of acetate or rayon with a dull or chalklike appearance, for apparel. 2. a fine worsted fabric in twill weave, compact in texture and light to medium in weight, for suits. [1850 55; SHARK1 + SKIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • sharkskin — noun a) The skin of a shark. b) A shiny fabric made from synthetic fibers …   Wiktionary

  • sharkskin — smooth durable wool or worsted fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sharkskin — n. skin of a shark; smooth rayon or acetate fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sharkskin — noun a stiff, slightly lustrous synthetic fabric …   English new terms dictionary

  • sharkskin — shark•skin [[t]ˈʃɑrkˌskɪn[/t]] n. 1) tex a smooth fabric of acetate or rayon with a dull or chalklike appearance, for apparel 2) tex a fine worsted fabric in twill weave, compact in texture and light to medium in weight …   From formal English to slang

  • sharkskin — /ˈʃakskɪn/ (say shahkskin) noun a heavy rayon suiting with a dull or chalklike appearance. {shark1 + skin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sharkskin — n. 1 the skin of a shark. 2 a smooth dull surfaced fabric …   Useful english dictionary

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