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

  • n. Variant of chamois.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. chamois leather
  • n. a cloth made of this leather

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The chamois.
  • n. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as chamois, 2.
  • n. A bag of chamois leather in which miners keep their gold-dust.

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

  • n. a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin


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  • Chamois?

    June 23, 2008

  • These things are amazingly soft.

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