Etymology
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moleskin (n.)

1660s, "the skin of a mole, used as fur," from mole (n.2) + skin (n.). From 1803 as the name of a kind of extra strong fustian.

updated on February 10, 2019

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Definitions of moleskin from WordNet

moleskin (n.)
a durable cotton fabric with a velvety nap;
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