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Definition of "calfskin" [calf•skin]

  • The hide of a calf. (noun)
  • Fine leather made from the hide of a calf. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calfskin" in a sentence
  • "A courageous commander-in-chief, who tells West Wing advisors sipping lattes in Italian calfskin loafers what they have to do, rather than ask the George Bush question, "What should we do?""
  • "Copies of the same books, mostly bound in calfskin, were to be found in the library below, and I courageously resolved that I too would read them all and try to understand life as he did."
  • ""covered in supple" Swift "calfskin which is, of course, hand-wrapped after a time-consuming tanning process that gives it a fantastic luxurious feel""