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cleanskin Line breaks: clean|skin
Pronunciation: /ˈklːnskɪn/

Definition of cleanskin in English:


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) Australian /NZ An animal that has not been branded with the owner’s mark: [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.
3Australian /NZ A bottle of wine whose label does not identify the producer, typically sold at a low price: Steve bought a cleanskin ($16) from the local tavern
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  • Visitors can taste from the barrels of more than 40 wines, including current releases and previously unreleased cleanskins.
  • Related, but not as upmarket, are cleanskin wines, where wine is packaged in unbranded bottles and sold below the normal price.
  • They will also trial a ban on cask wine greater than two litres, alcoholic energy drinks and "super-cheap" cleanskin wines.

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