American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The skin of a shark.
- n. Leather made from the skin of a shark.
- n. A rayon and acetate fabric having a smooth, somewhat shiny surface.
- n. a smooth crisp fabric
- shark + skin (Wiktionary)
“Those handsome lads in sharkskin were my introduction to poetry.”
“When searching for a way to keep barnacles from sticking to ship hulls, Tony Brennan, co-founder of Sharklet Technologies, looked to sharkskin, which is known for its ability to resist microbes.”
“To prepare Wasabi, you must cut the scales and knobs off the root, then grate the root in a circular motion with a lemon zester or preferably a sharkskin grater.”
“Nate Thoma stood up in a Delaware bankruptcy court last December in a sharkskin suit and delivered a 24-minute argument that changed the course of one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history.”
“And there were skirts made of sharkskin and pants made of sealskin; the latter are illegal in the U.S., although their maker helpfully advised, “Sometimes people take them in the bottom of their suitcase.””
“Same for me Tim, thats why I don't tarpon fish with those sharkskin lines anymore ... (a short trip to the E.R. later ...)”
“He imagined Shark as an actual shark wearing a suit, a sharkskin suit.”
“He is an elderly marketing oracle in a fedora and a sharkskin suit.”
“While most of the bad brothers in Rothschild JHS 294 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn were wearing bold and bright striped Sinbad sweaters and gaudy neon sharkskin slacks, Alonzo's style was quietly, but obviously also expensively, non-flashy ... mostly subdued charcoal grays and muted browns and beiges.”
“He didn't get the idea of dialects, but on those nights he heard broken Italian from the owner of a restaurant and gathering place for celebrities and men in sharkskin.”
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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