chamois Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “chamois” in the English Dictionary

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uk   us   /ˈʃæm.wɑː/ (plural chamois)

chamois noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a ​smallanimal like a goat that ​lives in the ​mountains of ​Europe and ​southwesternAsia

chamois noun (LEATHER)

[C or U] (also chamois leather, shammy (leather)) (a ​piece of) ​softleather used for ​cleaning and making things ​shine, or (a ​piece of) ​cottoncloth made to ​feel like ​leather
(Definition of chamois from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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