noun (used with a plural verb)

flesh-colored tights.

Origin of fleshings

First recorded in 1830–40; flesh + (stock)ings
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Examples from the Web for fleshings

Historical Examples of fleshings

  • Meanwhile, a little man in fleshings and a cocked hat addressed the audience.

    In the Days of My Youth

    Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

  • Christmas Past—White dress trimmed with summer flowers, rich belt, fleshings and sandals.

    A Christmas Carol

    C. Z. Barnett

  • You will find the tree to-morrow, and I think you will concede that it is too bulky to have been concealed under these fleshings.

  • It was but a step from union suits to non-union suits; from fleshings to whitewash and bronze varnish.

  • In hot weather, a large accumulation of fleshings is liable to putrefaction, despite the use of plenty of lime water.


    K. J. Adcock

British Dictionary definitions for fleshings


pl n

flesh-coloured tights
bits of flesh scraped from the hides or skins of animals
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