- 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
Examples from the Web for moleskins
Historical Examples of moleskins
Descending, I passed a giant in moleskins who filled the low-ceiled tap-room.The Day's Work, Volume 1
Moleskins, flannel waistcoat, cabbage-tree hat and 'lastic-side boots.Children of the Bush
"They" came before twilight—a black-bearded man in moleskins, and a little palsied old woman, who chirruped like a wren.Actions and Reactions
Boys would go to the few schools in the town in moleskins as woolen was expensive.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)
William Henry Atherton
A few had stopped to get their coats, but most of them wore nothing over their soil-and toil-stained shirts and moleskins.Colonial Born
G. Firth Scott
- clothing of 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