sheepskin


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sheep·skin

 (shēp′skĭn′)
n.
1. The skin of a sheep either tanned with the fleece left on or in the form of leather or parchment.
2. Informal A diploma.

sheepskin

(ˈʃiːpˌskɪn)
n
1. (Tanning)
a. the skin of a sheep, esp when used for clothing, etc, or with the fleece removed and used for parchment
b. (as modifier): a sheepskin coat.
2. (Textiles)
a. the skin of a sheep, esp when used for clothing, etc, or with the fleece removed and used for parchment
b. (as modifier): a sheepskin coat.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. the skin of a sheep, esp when used for clothing, etc, or with the fleece removed and used for parchment
b. (as modifier): a sheepskin coat.

sheep•skin

(ˈʃipˌskɪn)

n.
1. the skin of a sheep, esp. such a skin dressed with the wool on, as for a garment.
2. leather, parchment, or the like, made from the skin of sheep.
3. Informal. a diploma.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheepskin - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left onsheepskin - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
Golden Fleece - in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts
2.sheepskin - skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
animal skin - the outer covering of an animal
vellum - fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
3.sheepskin - a document certifying the successful completion of a course of studysheepskin - a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
certificate, credential, credentials, certification - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
Higher National Diploma, HND - a diploma given for vocational training that prepares the student for a career in a particular area; good students may progress to a course leading to a degree
Translations
ovčí kůže
fåreskind
lampaannahka
ovčja koža
羊の毛皮
양가죽
fårskinn
หนังแกะ
da cừu

sheepskin

[ˈʃiːpskɪn] Npiel f de carnero

sheepskin

[ˈʃiːpskɪn]
npeau f de mouton
modif [coat, rug] → en peau de moutonsheepskin jacket ncanadienne fsheep station ngros élevage m de moutons

sheepskin

[ˈʃiːpˌskɪn]
1. npelle f di pecora or di montone
2. adj (gloves) → di montone

sheepskin

جِلْدُ الغَنَم ovčí kůže fåreskind Schaffell προβιά piel de borrego lampaannahka peau de mouton ovčja koža montone 羊の毛皮 양가죽 schaapsvacht saueskinn owcza skóra pele de carneiro овчина fårskinn หนังแกะ koyun postu da cừu 羊皮

sheepskin

n piel f de cordero or oveja
References in classic literature ?
What an excellent device," said he, "the use of a sheepskin for carriages.
It was a year since he had seen the Emirs stretched close and still round the reddened sheepskin where lay El Mahdi, the Prophet of God.
Nobody came near them, and their movements showed a mechanical regularity; their forms standing enshrouded in Hessian "wroppers"--sleeved brown pinafores, tied behind to the bottom, to keep their gowns from blowing about--scant skirts revealing boots that reached high up the ankles, and yellow sheepskin gloves with gauntlets.
As he stands at his door in Cook's Court in his grey shop-coat and black calico sleeves, looking up at the clouds, or stands behind a desk in his dark shop with a heavy flat ruler, snipping and slicing at sheepskin in company with his two 'prentices, he is emphatically a retiring and unassuming man.
So saying, he rolled up the money in the sheepskin again, and putting it back in the purse, he thrust the pouch into his own bosom.
Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy-legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.
A sheepskin coat and a cassock hung on nails by the door.
Nikita called out, well knowing how carefully Mukhorty threw out his hind leg just to touch his greasy sheepskin coat but not to strike him--a trick Nikita much appreciated.
A graduate from his school, an assistant who received from him a letter of recommendation, carried a high credential of a sheepskin into the trained-animal world.
The company was completed by a peasant in a rude dress of undyed sheepskin, with the old-fashioned galligaskins about his legs, and a gayly dressed young man with striped cloak jagged at the edges and parti-colored hosen, who looked about him with high disdain upon his face, and held a blue smelling-flask to his nose with one hand, while he brandished a busy spoon with the other.
That is he," said the doorkeeper, pointing to a strongly built, broadshouldered man with a curly beard, who, without taking off his sheepskin cap, was running lightly and rapidly up the worn steps of the stone staircase.
As it drew over to the left before taking a turn, the footman noticed a peasant walking slowly on the edge of the pavement with his hands in the pockets of his sheepskin coat and his shoulders hunched up to his ears under the falling snow.