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Meaning of sheepskin

sheep•skin

Pronunciation: (shēp'skin"), [key]
— n.
  1. the skin of a sheep, esp. such a skin dressed with the wool on, as for a garment.
  2. leather, parchment, or the like, made from the skin of sheep.
  3. a diploma.
—adj.
  1. made from the skin of a sheep.
  2. (of a garment) lined with the skin of a sheep dressed with the wool on.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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