sharkskin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shark +‎ skin

Noun[edit]

sharkskin (countable and uncountable, plural sharkskins)

  1. The skin of a shark.
    • 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka (republished by Eland, 2019; p. 18):
      [B]ut not long after sundown we heard the booming of great sharkskin drums and, with our work done, we hurried in the direction of the music.
  2. A shiny fabric made from synthetic fibers.

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