from The Century Dictionary.

  • A close-fitting flesh-colored garment or dress for the whole body or a large part of it, intended to represent the natural skin and to give the wearer the appearance of being unclothed: used on the stage: as, silk fleshings; a suit of fleshings.
  • In leather manufacturing, the substance scraped from hides in the operation of removing the flesh from them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Flesh-colored tights, worn by actors and dancers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Flesh-coloured tights (worn by actors or dancers)


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