Shammy

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shammy

1. (Science: zoology) The chamois.

2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See shamoying.

Alternative forms: chamois, shamoy, and shamois.

Origin: F. Chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See Chamois.