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sharkskin

a smooth glossy fabric of acetate rayon, used for sportswear, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sharkskin

[′shärk‚skin]
(textiles)
A smooth wool or worsted fabric with a basketweave or twill pattern in two tones.
A smooth, dull-finished rayon fabric in a basketweave pattern used for dresses.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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