Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The hide of a lamb, especially when dressed without removing the fleece, as for a garment.
  • n. Leather made from the dressed hide of a lamb.
  • n. Parchment made from such hide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The skin of a very young sheep, especially prepared with the fleece still attached. This is a very fine form of leather.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skin of a lamb; especially, a skin dressed with the wool on, and used as a mat. Also used adjectively.
  • n. A kind of woolen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To beat.
  • n. The furred or woolly skin of a lamb, either of natural color or dyed, prepared for use in dress or in the ornamenting of costume, for mats, etc; also, collectively, material so prepared from lambs' skins.
  • n. The skin of a lamb, or collectively the skins of lambs, freed from wool and dressed for making gloves, etc.
  • n. Woolen cloth made to resemble lambskin.
  • n. Anthracite coal of inferior quality (culm).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the skin of a lamb with the wool still on
  • n. skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on

Etymologies

from lamb + skin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Between the fourth and sixth century BC, they used to put milk in lambskin bags, which they carried about on their waists.

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  • Ms. Held, whose label is sold in high-end stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue, seeks out pliant materials such as lambskin or washed cottons.

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  • These days, softer leathers such as lambskin and goatskin are popular alternatives to old-fashioned leathers such as cowhide and horsehide.

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  • This season's creative director Francesco Russo uses materials such as lambskin, lizard-embroidered goatskin metallic calfskin, eel skin that overlaps and conveys his 'dream' of mermaids, birds and shadows into his design of the new collections.

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  • Many went native, adopting Caucasian dress—the burka (a sleeveless felt cloak), and papakha (lambskin hat)—seducing mountain women, learning local languages, entering into blood pacts with the mountaineers.

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  • The designers made luxury statements with lush textures, including jacquard, lambskin and of course, fur, particularly mink.

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  • Becoming more enthusiastic about the subject, Mr. Redd went on to describe, in hilarious detail, his imaginary "total black and white apartment" featuring, "an under-furnished ballroom with chalky plaster walls, an ivory terrazzo floor with a small black star in the center, three pairs of leaded French doors and four Jean-Michel Frank club chairs on a lambskin rug."

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  • The beauty of birth is the newness of thy own skin, unscathed, no scratches, abrasions, just luminous skin that has the softness of an Alpaca lambskin rug.

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  • As for fashion, I could peek in at what wasn't in garment bags and boxes, and saw quirky-twee jewelry by Rachel Pfeffer, a few denim and leopard-print purses, a silk & lambskin dress by Saint Chic, fuschia and orange capelets by Imani Danali, and stone necklaces by Ai'Kan.

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  • Mr. Welden was sanguine about the prospects for KiS 's $400 lambskin gym mat, its barbells and jump rope.

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