Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
chamois

cham·ois

chamois

 
pronunciation:
shae mi [or] sha mwa
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: chamois, chamoix
definition 1: an antelope native to high mountain regions of Europe.
definition 2: a soft yellowish oil-dressed leather or a piece of this leather.
definition 3: a piece of cloth made to simulate soft leather, used to buff and polish smooth surfaces.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chamoised, chamoises, chamoising
definition 1: to buff, shine, or rub with a chamois cloth.
definition 2: to treat (a pelt) with oil to make chamois leather.