Meaning of chamois
Pronunciation: (sham'ē Fr. sha&sylpmwä'), [key]
— n., pl. v., cham•ois, cham•oix cham•oised cham•ois•ing
- an agile, goatlike antelope, Rupicapra rupicapra, of high mountains of Europe: now rare in some areas.
- a soft, pliable leather from any of various skins dressed with oil, esp. fish oil, originally prepared from the skin of the chamois.
- a piece of this leather.
- a cotton cloth finished to simulate this leather.
- a medium to grayish yellow color.
- to dress (a pelt) with oil in order to produce a chamois.
- to rub or buff with a chamois.
- chamois (Thesaurus)