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Definition of "moleskin" [mole•skin]

  • The short, soft, silky fur of a mole. (noun)
  • A heavy-napped cotton twill fabric. (noun)
  • Clothing, especially trousers, of this fabric. (noun)
  • A soft material, often with an adhesive backing, used especially on the feet to protect against chafing. (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 "moleskin" in a sentence
  • "Clothing made from moleskin is noted for its softness and durability."
  • "A moleskin is also a skin coloured piece of covering for the genital area of a female."
  • "A diluted version of the same approach can often be found in the author photos of contemporary male novelists, although the pipe has become metaphorical and moleskin is the new tweed."