noun Etymology: Cape of Good Hope, Africa Date: 1919 a light flexible leather made from sheepskins with the natural grain retained and used especially for gloves and garments

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  • capeskin — [kāp′skin΄] n. [orig. made from the skin of goats from the Cape of Good Hope] fine leather, made from sheepskin, used esp. for gloves …   English World dictionary

  • capeskin — noun A soft sheepskin leather especially used for gloves. At this time the Director of the WAAC recommended (1) a regulation dress glove of leather similar to capeskin to match the shoes in color, (2) a dress glove …   Wiktionary

  • capeskin — /kayp skin /, n. a firm, washable leather used esp. for gloves, originally made from the skin of goats from the Cape of Good Hope, but now from hairy lambskin or sheepskin. [1910 15; CAPE2 + SKIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • capeskin — n. type of leather used to make gloves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • capeskin — cape•skin [[t]ˈkeɪpˌskɪn[/t]] n. clo a light, pliable leather of lambskin or sheepskin and used esp. for gloves • Etymology: 1910–15; Cape of Good Hope …   From formal English to slang

  • capeskin — n. a soft leather made from S. African sheepskin …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cape — cape1 caped, adj. /kayp/, n., v., caped, caping. n. 1. a sleeveless garment of various lengths, fastened around the neck and falling loosely from the shoulders, worn separately or attached to a coat or other outer garment. 2. the capa of a… …   Universalium

  • glove — gloveless, adj. glovelike, adj. /gluv/, n., v., gloved, gloving. n. 1. a covering for the hand made with a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb. 2. See boxing glove. 3. See baseball glove. 4. gauntlet1. 5 …   Universalium

  • buckskin — Synonyms and related words: Australian seal, bay, bayard, bearskin, beaver, beaverette, black fox, black marten, black sable, brook mink, calf, calfskin, calico pony, capeskin, cat, chestnut, chinchilla, chinchillette, coast seal, coney, cowhide …   Moby Thesaurus

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