Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The hide of a calf.
  • noun Fine leather made from the hide of a calf.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hide or skin of a calf.
  • noun Leather made of calves' skins, a common material for boots and shoes, and also, when differently prepared, for bookbinding. Calfskin differs from morocco in having a very smooth and uniform surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The hide or skin of a calf; or leather made of the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fine leather made from the hide of a calf.

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

  • noun fine leather from the skin of a calf

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

calf +‎ skin

Examples

  • A courageous commander-in-chief, who tells West Wing advisors sipping lattes in Italian calfskin loafers what they have to do, rather than ask the George Bush question, "What should we do?"

    Anthony D. Romero: Obama: Close Gitmo On Day One -- You Can Do It. We've Got Your Back.

  • Copies of the same books, mostly bound in calfskin, were to be found in the library below, and I courageously resolved that I too would read them all and try to understand life as he did.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • "covered in supple" Swift "calfskin which is, of course, hand-wrapped after a time-consuming tanning process that gives it a fantastic luxurious feel"

    Gizmodo

  • "covered in supple" Swift "calfskin which is, of course, hand-wrapped after a time-consuming tanning process that gives it a fantastic luxurious feel"

    Gizmodo

  • "covered in supple" Swift "calfskin which is, of course, hand-wrapped after a time-consuming tanning process that gives it a fantastic luxurious feel"

    Gizmodo

  • The circular pattern is hand-embossed and quilted on totes and soft portfolio clutches in red, blue, pastel, black and white in patent leather, lacquered calfskin or a semi-opaque Nappa leather.

    Fresh Picks: Fashion News

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Leica V-Lux 30 This is more of a pocket camera, but pair it with a beautiful brown leather calfskin case ($130) designed specifically for the V-Lux 30 and you can wear it around your neck (or slung over your shoulder), ready to be deployed.

    The Non-Touristy Tourist Camera

  • Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal This Dax Gabler "Hunter" bag is made of French calfskin and will sell for $655 at www.daxgabler.com in July.

    Devi Kroell, Take Two

  • The straps will be available in sets of two, including traditional alligator and calfskin and a range of colored silk straps.

    Basel: A Sneak Preview

  • I bought two pairs from local leather shops: a brown pigskin and a shiny black calfskin.

    Second Skin

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