follow Dictionary.com

What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

goldbeater's skin

[gohld-bee-terz] /ˈgoʊldˌbi tərz/
noun
1.
the prepared outside membrane of the large intestine of the ox, used by goldbeaters to lay between the leaves of the metal while they beat it into gold leaf.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; gold + beater + 's1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for gold-beater skins

goldbeater's skin

/ˈɡəʊldˌbiːtəz/
noun
1.
animal membrane used to separate sheets of gold that are being hammered into gold leaf
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for goldbeater's skin

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gold

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends