[ flesh-ingz ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. flesh-colored tights.

Origin of fleshings

First recorded in 1830–40; flesh + (stock)ings

Words Nearby fleshings

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How to use fleshings in a sentence

  • 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
  • When they had removed their garments I saw to my amazement that they were both dressed in acrobatic fleshings!

    Trooper 3809 | Lionel Decle
  • 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.

    The Footlights Fore and Aft | Channing Pollock

British Dictionary definitions for fleshings


/ (ˈflɛʃɪŋz) /

pl n
  1. flesh-coloured tights

  2. bits of flesh scraped from the hides or skins of animals

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