Definition of calfskin in English:


Syllabification: calf·skin
Pronunciation: /ˈkafˌskin


Leather made from the hide or skin of a calf, used chiefly in bookbinding and shoemaking.
More example sentences
  • ‘Ostrich hide is tougher than calfskin and only crocodile skin is more attractive and beautiful than it,’ Atanassov said.
  • That changed in '97, when they started using a more refined kind of leather - Italian calfskin - giving their goods a sleeker, more urban look.
  • The Bible is written on vellum or calfskin, using 250 skins, with a thicker texture for the illustrations.

Definition of calfskin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnoisəm
having an extremely offensive smell