Definition of calfskin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːfskɪn/


[mass noun]
Leather made from the hide or skin of a calf, used in bookbinding and shoemaking.
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.

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