Shearling

Shearling

Shearling is a sheepskin or lambskin pelt that has gone through a limited shearing process to obtain a uniform depth of the wool fibers for a uniform look and feel. Contrary to misconceptions, shearling is not sheared wool; the term refers to the pelt of a yearling sheep that has been shorn only once by the process described above. Shearling garments or footwear are made from the pelts by tanning them with the wool of uniform depth still on them.

A typical shearling pelt has leather, or sueded leather, on one side and shorn fibers on the other side. The fibers of shearling tend to wick away moisture or retain moisture, depending on humidity, and thus a garment or item of footwear made from them tends to be comfortable year round.


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  • Shearling — Shear ling, n. A sheep but once sheared. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shearling — /ˈʃerlin(g), ingl. ˈʃɪəlɪŋ/ [comp. ingl. di to shear «tosare» e della terminazione di appartenenza a un gruppo ling] s. m. inv. pelle di montone □ cappotto di montone, giacca di montone …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • shearling — [shir′liŋ] n. [see SHEAR & LING1] 1. a sheep that has been sheared once, usually a yearling 2. tanned sheepskin or lambskin from an animal killed not long after being sheared …   English World dictionary

  • shearling — shear·ling s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} pelle di montone conciata e trattata con parte del vello, usata nell industria dell abbigliamento: un giaccone di shearling | estens., capo di vestiario confezionato con tale pelle: comprarsi uno… …   Dizionario italiano

  • shearling — noun a) A sheep that has been shorn for the first time Her coat was lined with shearling. b) A sheepskin or lambskin that has gone through a limited shearing process so that the fibers are of uniform depth …   Wiktionary

  • shearling — n. 1 a sheep that has been shorn once. 2 wool from a shearling …   Useful english dictionary

  • shearling — noun Date: 14th century skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shearling — /shear ling/, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a yearling sheep that has been shorn once. 2. short wool pulled from such a sheep. 3. the skin from a recently shorn sheep or lamb, tanned with the wool still on it. [1350 1400; ME scherling. See SHEAR, LING1] *… …   Universalium

  • shearling — one year old sheep Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • shearling — noun a sheep that has been shorn once. ↘wool or fleece from such a sheep. ↘chiefly US a coat made from such wool …   English new terms dictionary

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