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 ?
Taking a last whiff of his cigarette he threw it down, stepped on it, and letting the smoke escape through his moustache and looking askance at the horse that was coming up, began to tuck in his sheepskin collar on both sides of his ruddy face, clean-shaven except for the moustache, so that his breath should not moisten the collar.
But if you're coming you'd better put on a warmer cloak,' said Vasili Andreevich, smiling again as he winked at Nikita's short sheepskin coat, which was torn under the arms and at the back, was greasy and out of shape, frayed to a fringe round the skirt, and had endured many things in its lifetime.
Then, drawing his worn narrow girdle round him, he drew in his breath, pulling in his lean stomach still more, and girdled himself as tightly as he could over his sheepskin.
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.
The four on this side are all workers, three of them in the service of the bailiff of Sir Baldwin Redvers, and the other, he with the sheepskin, is, as I hear, a villein from the midlands who hath run from his master.
I confess I was more moved at their stupidity and brutish worship of a hobgoblin than ever I was at anything in my life, and, overcome with rage, I rode up to the hideous idol, and with my sword made a stroke at the bonnet that was on its head, and cut it in two; and one of our men that was with me, taking hold of the sheepskin that covered it, pulled at it, when, behold, a most hideous outcry ran through the village, and two or three hundred people came about my ears, so that I was glad to scour for it, for some had bows and arrows; but I resolved from that moment to visit them again.
They had, I suppose, a great sacrifice that day; for there stood out, upon an old stump of a tree, a diabolical kind of idol made of wood; it was dressed up, too, in the most filthy manner; its upper garment was of sheepskins, with the wool outward; a great Tartar bonnet on the head, with two horns growing through it; it was about eight feet high, yet had no feet or legs, nor any other proportion of parts.
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.
Amongst the innocent victims of the second explosion laid out on the pavement there was a body dressed in a peasant's sheepskin coat; but the face was unrecognisable, there was absolutely nothing found in the pockets of its poor clothing, and it was the only one whose identity was never established.
Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy-legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.
The course of meat finished, they spread upon the sheepskins a great heap of parched acorns, and with them they put down a half cheese harder than if it had been made of mortar.
Through the frosty vapor could be seen workmen in short sheepskins and soft felt boots crossing the rails of the curving line.