the skin of a sheep, especially such a skin dressed with the wool on, as for a garment.
leather, parchment, or the like, made from the skin of sheep.
Informal. a diploma.
made from the skin of a sheep.
(of a garment) lined with the skin of a sheep dressed with the wool on.
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How to use sheepskin in a sentence
He covered himself with a sheepskin before the wolf in front of him who had attacked his institution with “falsehoods.”
In one notorious incident, half a dozen young condors were found playing tug of war with a sheepskin rug on a back porch in Santa Barbara, he recalled.
The new study adds to evidence that sheepskin helped to prevent fraudsters from pulling the wool over English officials’ eyes.How using sheepskin for legal papers may have prevented fraud | Anushree Dave | March 25, 2021 | Science News
Several 12th and 17th century documents describe sheepskin as useful in detecting changes to an original document, such as tampering with a property owner’s name.How using sheepskin for legal papers may have prevented fraud | Anushree Dave | March 25, 2021 | Science News
They have a platform rubber sole and sheepskin leather exterior with a dyed shearling lining to keep you looking put-together on a snowy sidewalk.Best snow boots: Trudge confidently through snowfall | PopSci Commerce Team | February 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
The decision maker turned out to be a gray-haired Cossack ataman, or commander, in a traditional sheepskin hat.
So where might the next Carol Bartz or Jeff Bezos get their sheepskin?
On the sheepskin rug before the fire a Manx cat was dozing beside a pair of carpet slippers.Dope | Sax Rohmer
The sheepskin is very short for me, and closely cropped, and looks like a worn-out mat!!Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
They generally wore turbans of lambswool, and jackets of sheepskin with the wool inwards.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
He had taken care to remove from the box of clothing his sheepskin, his loose coat with a hood, and his waterproof overalls.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Which runs directly into the throat of said Pragmatic Sanction; and engages to make it, mere waste sheepskin, so to speak!History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for sheepskin
the skin of a sheep, esp when used for clothing, etc, or with the fleece removed and used for parchment
(as modifier): a sheepskin coat
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