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English definition of “chamois”

chamois

noun [C or U] (LEATHER) (plural chamois) (also chamois leather, shammy (leather))     /ˈʃæm.wɑː/
(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 noun (LEATHER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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