moleskin

[ mohl-skin ]
/ ˈmoʊlˌskɪn /

noun

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.

Origin of moleskin

First recorded in 1660–70; mole1 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for moleskins (1 of 2)

moleskins
/ (ˈməʊlˌskɪnz) /

pl n

clothing of moleskin

British Dictionary definitions for moleskins (2 of 2)

moleskin
/ (ˈməʊlˌskɪn) /

noun

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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