- the soft, deep-gray, fragile fur of the mole.
- a strong and heavy napped, twilled cotton fabric used for sportswear and work clothing.
- moleskins, a garment, especially trousers, of this fabric.
- a soft, usually adhesive-backed fabric applied to the feet or other areas of the body to prevent irritation or abrasion.
Origin of moleskin
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Examples from the Web for moleskin
"We has a bolt o' moleskin and a bolt o' kersey cloth," said Mrs. Twig.Left on the Labrador
I've got the last suit of moleskin I ever worked in laid away.Put Yourself in His Place
She had on a moleskin hat, close fitting to her glossy head.
She was wearing a moleskin coat with a deep collar of silver-fox.
Her moleskin coat is gone from her wardrobe, and her little taupe hat.The Luminous Face
- the dark grey dense velvety pelt of a mole, used as a fur
- a hard-wearing cotton fabric of twill weave used for work clothes, etc
- (modifier) made from moleskina moleskin waistcoat
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Word Origin and History for moleskin
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