capeskin

[ keyp-skin ]

noun
  1. a firm, washable leather used especially for gloves, originally made from the skin of goats from the Cape of Good Hope, but now from hairy lambskin or sheepskin.

Origin of capeskin

1
First recorded in 1910–15; cape2 + skin

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British Dictionary definitions for capeskin

capeskin

/ (ˈkeɪpˌskɪn) /


noun
  1. a soft leather obtained from the skins of a type of lamb or sheep having hairlike wool

adjective
  1. made of this leather

Origin of capeskin

1
C19: named after the Cape of Good Hope

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