1. Zool. A small species of antelope (Rupicapra tragus), living on the loftiest mountain ridges of Europe, as the Alps, Pyrenees, etc. It possesses remarkable agility, and is a favorite object of chase.
2. A soft leather made from the skin of the chamois, or from sheepskin, etc.; -- called also chamois leather, and chammy or shammy leather. See Shammy.
n : a soft suede leather formerly from the sheep of the chamois
antelope but now from sheepskin [syn: chamois, chammy,
chammy leather, shammy, shammy leather]