Sham"my (?), n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See Chamois.]

1. Zool.

The chamois.


A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying.

[Written also chamois, shamoy, and shamois.]


© Webster 1913.

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