Definition of calfskin in English:

calfskin

noun

mass noun
  • Leather made from the hide or skin of a calf, used in bookbinding and shoemaking.

    • ‘Andrew enjoyed golf and will be remembered for his debonair appearance, particularly the rakish angle of his trilby hat and his cream calfskin gloves.’
    • ‘You'll pay a premium for butter-soft calfskin (from young female cows).’
    • ‘Unlike their calfskin counterparts, synthetic drum heads can be made the same way every time, an important feature if you're recording a CD in a studio over a span of weeks or months.’
    • ‘A slick pair of black calfskin gloves is always stylish.’
    • ‘The Bible is written on vellum or calfskin, using 250 skins, with a thicker texture for the illustrations.’
    • ‘Dubbed ‘13 ’, the clothing line will feature price points up to $900 for a leather jacket; along with items like tearaway calfskin pants, velour shirts and leather cargo pants.’
    • ‘Often referred to as vellum, which etymologically means calfskin, parchment results from soaking the skins in lime and water, scraping, and drying them while stretched.’
    • ‘A small cadre of men wearing a large cache of chains, pierces, cuffs, and assorted sterling silver bling-bling were waiting for their no-doubt-distressed calfskin duffel bags.’
    • ‘Another value added to the cows was the fact that while the rest of Europe used manuscripts made from sheepskin, in Ireland it was calfskin.’
    • ‘That changed in '97, when they started using a more refined kind of leather - Italian calfskin - giving their goods a sleeker, more urban look.’
    • ‘A soldier found some calfskin boots for her, but those became ruined after a short march through the mud that was sometimes knee deep.’
    • ‘Everything, down to the £100-a-throw cinnamon-coloured calfskin menus, expresses comfort, discretion and affluence.’
    • ‘The parchment on which they wrote was vellum, calfskin, prepared by well established methods.’
    • ‘Elegance and sheer perfection - that's what characterizes these Prada boots, made from black calfskin and featuring a unique rubber sole.’
    • ‘They coated their ships with a veritable stew of noxious and obstructing materials: heavy black tar, pitch, calfskin, cows' hair, ashes, glue, moss, and charcoal.’
    • ‘Mine is made of black calfskin leather and is a smaller size, but you get the picture.’
    • ‘Milan's five-star visitors demand top spots in which to kick off their calfskin leather heels, so it's no surprise that luxury hotels are on every corner.’
    • ‘Kate pulled out the calfskin boots and put them on.’
    • ‘The room smelled of new calfskin luggage and nail-lacquer remover.’
    • ‘Ponyskin, eelskin, buff, chamois, calfskin, split: these are the leathers utilized in the Trussardi Fall / Winter Collection 2002 / 2003.’
    • ‘The shape is sophisticated, but still quite knockabout, and the divinely soft calfskin creases in a pleasing way.’
    • ‘Nessler specializes in working on the old-fashioned medium of vellum, or calfskin, and sells her work for $1,000 to $7,000.’
    • ‘I briefly remove one of my black calfskin gloves and bless myself with the water; I need all of the blessings I can get.’
    • ‘‘Ostrich hide is tougher than calfskin and only crocodile skin is more attractive and beautiful than it,’ Atanassov said.’
    • ‘Heavy tomes covered much of the walls but he only ran a hand over a few of the calfskin covers.’
    • ‘This double-fold money belt is 3 inches wide and is made of the softest pebble grain calfskin imaginable.’
    • ‘Tan leather shoes are available as loafers or oxfords, as well as suede or calfskin, just make sure that the color is practical with the rest of your wardrobe.’

Pronunciation

calfskin

/ˈkɑːfskɪn/