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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.
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(Textiles) a smooth glossy fabric of acetate rayon, used for sportswear, etc
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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"
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[ˈʃɑːkskɪn] Nzapa f
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His latest version, shown here, called the Maximus, has a horsehide exterior, cowhide lining and sharkskin trim for a little snazz.
Such a pistol, of course, deserves good leather, and Galco supplied one of their exotic series holsters in black sharkskin sized for the big Blackhawk's 4 5/8" barrel.
But if you want the ultimate in panache combined with toughness, you can opt for one of Galco's custom made-to-order Exotic Concealable Belt Holsters made of ultra-durable sharkskin ($295) or stingray, ostrich, or alligator ($550).
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As a young child, I recalled how every day my father would bid us goodbye - very smart in his white sharkskin suit - before walking to his office just 500 meters away from the Superintendent's Quarters.
On May 2, 1942, as Abad Santos walked toward the firing squad of seven soldiers, he kissed his son on the forehead and said, 'God bless you, my son.' Pepito recounts, 'I can still picture his soiled white, sharkskin coat flopping in the breeze.
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. Finally, it would be hand rubbed with an oiled cloth.
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A zany submarine, a selection of Great Whites, shark teeth, a factoid regarding cartilage, size comparison of Megladon, Great Whites, depiction of denticles, factoid that shark skin stays clean and is nearly gunk free, description of sharkskin, explanation for the durability of sharkskin are all addressed.