Definition of cleanskin in English:


Syllabification: clean·skin
Pronunciation: /ˈklēnˌskin


1chiefly British A person who does not have an existing criminal record or who has not attracted the attention of police or security forces: intelligence officials have been concerned for some time about the threat posed by cleanskins
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  • The realisation that British cleanskins are prepared to carry out such attacks has transformed the way this country will have to view security.
  • If the intelligence is correct, then the gang were far from being the 'isolated individuals' or 'cleanskins' described by Britain's major news company.
  • It was a classic jailhouse romance: a manipulative crook grooming a "cleanskin" woman so she would front for him to obtain guns, cars and rental properties.
2 (also clearskin /ˈklirˌskin/) Australian/New Zealand An unbranded animal: [as modifier]: Delacy began the trapping and branding of cleanskin cattle
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  • There were hundreds of them in the seldom disturbed back country of the big runs: wild cleanskin cows, and bulls with murder in their heart and absolutely no fear of man.
  • There were mobs of cleanskin cattle running around but we never touched 'em.
  • Occasionally, producers use helicopter musters in some areas if they feel there are sufficient clean skin cattle to pay for the helicopter.

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