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English definition of “silk”


noun uk   /sɪlk/ us  

silk noun (CLOTH)

B1 [U] a delicate, soft type of cloth made from a thread produced by silkworms, or the thread itself: a silk dress a silk shirt silks [plural] the brightly coloured shirts worn by jockeys (= people who ride horses in a race)

silk noun (LAWYER)

[C] UK specialized law a QC: a lawyer of high rank in some countries
(Definition of silk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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