Definitions

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

  • noun The skin of a shark.
  • noun Leather made from the skin of a shark.
  • noun A synthetic fabric having a smooth, somewhat shiny surface.
  • noun A worsted fabric of a twill weave, having a slightly shiny appearance and used especially for suits.

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  • noun The skin of a shark.
  • noun A shiny fabric made from synthetic fibers.

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

  • noun a smooth crisp fabric

Etymologies

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shark +‎ skin

Examples

  • Those handsome lads in sharkskin were my introduction to poetry.

    I miss the Temptations. : Patricia Smith : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Those handsome lads in sharkskin were my introduction to poetry.

    2007 July : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Inc.com

  • 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.

    Inc.com

  • 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.”

    Oil on Ice

  • Same for me Tim, thats why I don't tarpon fish with those sharkskin lines anymore ... (a short trip to the E.R. later ...)

    If you can't Duct it...

  • Same for me Tim, thats why I don't tarpon fish with those sharkskin lines anymore ... (a short trip to the E.R. later ...)

    If you can't Duct it...

  • 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.

    What Exactly Is Wasabi? | myFiveBest

  • 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.

    Hipster Battles Funds

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