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sharkskin

[shahrk-skin] /ˈʃɑrkˌskɪn/
noun
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, for suits.
Origin of sharkskin
1850-1855
1850-55; shark1 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for sharkskin

sharkskin

/ˈʃɑːkˌskɪn/
noun
1.
a smooth glossy fabric of acetate rayon, used for sportswear, etc
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