Sheepskin meaning

shēpskĭn
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The skin of a sheep either tanned with the fleece left on or in the form of leather or parchment.
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(informal) A diploma.
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The skin of a sheep, esp. one dressed with the fleece on it, as for a coat.
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Parchment or leather made from the skin of a sheep: the parchment is often used for documents, as diplomas.
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(uncountable) The skin of a sheep, especially when used to make parchment or in bookbinding.
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(US, countable) A diploma.
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(countable) The tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on, especially when used for clothing, rugs etc.
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Origin of sheepskin