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.

Nearby words

  1. molecular volume,
  2. molecular weight,
  3. molecularity,
  4. molecule,
  5. molehill,
  6. moleskins,
  7. molest,
  8. molestation,
  9. molester,
  10. molet

Origin of moleskin

First recorded in 1660–70; mole1 + skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for moleskin



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



1660s, from mole (2) + skin (n.).

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