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English definition of “chamois”

chamois

noun uk   /ˈʃæm.wɑː/ (plural chamois) us  

chamois noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a small animal like a goat that lives in the mountains of Europe and southwest AsiaDeer and antelope

chamois noun (LEATHER)

[C or U] (also chamois leather, shammy (leather)) (a piece of) soft leather used for cleaning and making things shine, or (a piece of) cotton cloth made to feel like leatherTanning and leatherEquipment used for cleaning
(Definition of chamois from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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