a smooth fabric of acetate or rayon with a dull or chalklike appearance, for apparel.
a fine worsted fabric in twill weave, compact in texture and light to medium in weight, for suits.
Origin of sharkskin
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He opened the sharkskin cover and flipped a few pages into the text.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
a smooth glossy fabric of acetate rayon, used for sportswear, etc
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