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


(Textiles) a smooth glossy fabric of acetate rayon, used for sportswear, etc



1. a smooth fabric of acetate or rayon with a dull or chalklike appearance, for apparel.
2. a fine worsted fabric in twill weave, compact in texture and light to medium in weight.
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Noun1.sharkskin - a smooth crisp fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"


[ˈʃɑːkskɪn] Nzapa f
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The belt I used was a thick sharkskin model, and initially it took considerable effort to fasten the snaps.
Sharks are famed for their speed through the water, but rather than being smooth, sharkskin is covered in small, tooth-like riblets.
For the past two years, certain Airbus jetliners in airline service have been fitted with small 'riblet' patches - textured surfaces applied to the fuselages and wings that mimic the effect of sharkskin.
The entire surface was made smooth with pumice, although many old salts preferred to use sharkskin.
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Dad usually dressed in sharkskin suits, black-and-white saddle shoes, sometimes fedora hats.
It smelled like the gusts of musty air between Elder Williams old sharkskin slacks and his mottled, dusty Baptist behind.
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It is horsehide, with sharkskin trim, in black with two sets of belt loops.
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