Definition of moleskin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmōlˌskin/


1The skin of a mole used as fur.
Example sentences
  • He was in the same get up, just with a moleskin jacket, and very short deerskin shorts.
2A thick, strong cotton fabric with a shaved pile surface: [as modifier]: a moleskin coat
More example sentences
  • I asked Geoff to explain the differences in the different moleskin fabrics.
  • You would know them at a glance - dressed almost alike with brown boots, moleskin trousers, and a peaked cap turned to the left side.
  • Tweeds, velvets, moleskin - there's no retro cloth that hasn't been revamped for a new generation of trendsetters.
2.1 (moleskins) Clothes, especially trousers, made of moleskin fabric.
Example sentences
  • Moretons sells a wide range of trousers, especially moleskins, and jackets through their website and their Christchurch shop.
  • So once again I have found what I am looking for and cannot leave the store without purchasing two pairs of heavyweight moleskins.
  • The light weight moleskins come in beige and taupe, and the heavy weight in navy, green, beige and taupe.
2.2US A soft fabric with adhesive backing used as a foot bandage.
Example sentences
  • Be proactive: Put moleskin on your feet in sensitive, blister-prone areas before you hike.
  • You might also try attaching moleskin to the inside of your shoes where it might rub, such as your heels.
  • Protect hot spots and blisters with moleskin, medical tape or good old duct tape.

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Syllabification: mole·skin

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