noun, plural cham·ois, cham·oix [sham-eez; French sha-mwah]. /ˈʃæm iz; French ʃaˈmwɑ/.
verb (used with object), cham·oised [sham-eed], /ˈʃæm id/, cham·ois·ing [sham-ee-ing]. /ˈʃæm i ɪŋ/.
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How to use chamois in a sentence
We happily wear these long after we’ve yanked off the chamois.
Skipping the chamois guarantees a chill cruise to the coffee shop.
The Mail, helpfully, reports that Pippa has stocked up with special “chamois cream” for the purpose of protecting her butt.
The outside, also, well polished with sweet oil and stale milk, then enveloped in chamois leather.
The sight of the fellow wandering about a garden bareheaded and gloved in yellow chamois leather had begun to affect my nerves.Jaffery|William J. Locke
With weak unsteady steps he paced his room, and looked at the old Swiss chamois-gun above the door.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
You will be glad to hear that Sir John's chamois leather waistcoat fits me quite well.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
The chamois were very wary,—they would send one to look out; but the hunter must be still more wary,—put them off the scent.Rudy and Babette|Hans Christian Andersen
British Dictionary definitions for chamois
noun plural -ois
- a yellow to greyish-yellow colour
- (as modifier)a chamois stamp