1. Zool. The chamois.
2. 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.]
n : a soft suede leather formerly from the sheep of the chamois
antelope but now from sheepskin [syn: chamois, chamois
leather, chammy, chammy leather, shammy leather]