1. The skin of a sheep; or, leather prepared from it.
2. A diploma; -- so called because usually written or printed on parchment prepared from the skin of the sheep. [College Cant]
n 1: tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for
clothing [syn: fleece]
2: skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on [syn: parchment,
3: a document certifying the successful completion of a course
of study [syn: diploma]