Definition of Sharkskin

1. Noun. A smooth crisp fabric.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



Definition of Sharkskin

1. Noun. The skin of a shark. ¹

2. Noun. A shiny fabric made from synthetic fibers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharkskin

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharkskin

shark oil
shark repellent
sharke
sharked
sharker
sharkers
sharkfin
sharkfins
sharking
sharkings
sharkish
sharkless
sharklike
sharkmeat
sharks
sharkskin (current term)
sharkskins
sharksucker
sharksuckers
sharky
sharn
sharnier
sharniest
sharns
sharny
sharp-and-a-half
sharp-cornered
sharp-eared
sharp-eyed

Literary usage of Sharkskin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chinese Clay Figures by Berthold Laufer (1914)
"... a philosopher of the third century BC, ascribes armor of sharkskin and rhinoceros-hide to the people of Ch'u; both were hard like metal and stone.6 This ..."

2. Catalogue by Dulau & Co., ltd., Booksellers, London (1845)
"Brass and silver, by John §in original shagreen (or sharkskin) case, 2J inches wide £9/9/- Willebrand, of Augsburg, eighteenth century. ..."

3. A Description of Indian and Oriental Armour: Illustrated from the Collection by Wilbraham Egerton Egerton (1896)
"... shaped hilt covered with sharkskin ; wooden sheath, mounted with silver. ... handle of ebony ; .sheath covered with sharkskin and plated with silver. ..."

4. An Illustrated Handbook of Indian Arms: Being a Classified and Descriptive by Indian Museum, Wilbraham Egerton Egerton (1880)
"... with sharkskin; wooden sheath, mounted with silver. Burmah. L. 2 ft. ... handle of ebony; sheath covered with sharkskin and plated with silver. ..."

5. Catalogue of Specimens of Japanese Lacquer and Metal Work Exhibited in 1894 by Burlington Fine Arts Club, William Anderson, Arthur Herbert Church, Edward Gilbertson, Edward Dillon (1894)
"Ifc is commonly rendered "sharkskin," but is in reality the skin of a species of ray (Rein calls it a roach), ..."

6. Fu-so Mimo Bukuro: A Budget of Japanese Notes by C. Pfoundes (1875)
"Some swords only have sharkskin hilts without silk, but generally the silk binding is over the skin (same), those pieces having the largest nodules being ..."

7. Bushido, the Soul of Japan: An Exposition of Japanese Thought by Inazō Nitobe (1905)
"sharkskin and finest silk for hilt, silver and gold for guard, lacquer of varied hues for scabbard, robbed the deadliest weapon of half its terror; ..."

8. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"sharkskin, with ornaments and clasps of steel, Avery, A., Nov. 10, '19. (698) $15.00. Velvet, embroidered, Avery, A., Nov. 10, '19. (700) $25.00. ..."

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