Maker vs Cleanskin - What's the difference?

maker | cleanskin |

As nouns the difference between maker and cleanskin

is that maker is someone who makes; a person or thing that makes or produces something while cleanskin is (australia) an unbranded animal.




(en noun)
  • Someone who makes; a person or thing that makes or produces something.
  • (usually, capitalized and preceded by the) God.
  • A poet.
  • * 2000 , , The Book of Prefaces , Bloomsbury 2002, p. 9:
  • It is refreshing to read how makers find great allies in the past to help them tackle the present. It helps us to see that literature is a conversation across boundaries of nation, century and language.
  • (obsolete, legal) Someone who signs a cheque or promissory note, thereby becoming responsible for payment.
  • Derived terms

    * brushmaker * homemaker * troublemaker * widow-maker


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    (en noun)
  • (Australia) An unbranded animal.
  • * 1921 , , Rigby?s Romance , Gutenberg Australia eBook #0607461h,
  • No one had any clear notion of how many head might be collected, but we counted on something over four hundred--possibly up to five hundred and fifty, including calves and cleanskins .
  • * 1988 , Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked :
  • *:I started off lassoing the cleanskins , dragging them up bellowing to the bronco panel where they were quickly leg-roped, thrown and branded.
  • *1995 , Darrell Lewis & Charles Schultz, Beyond the Big Run , p. 96:
  • *:The bullocks would be in the lead and you'd whip in and let the bullocks go to hell, but hang to your cleanskins as much as you could.
  • Someone with no prior criminal record, a person with no previous convictions; loosely, someone who has not done anything wrong before, an unblemished character.
  • * 2007 , Poul Anderson, Shocking Australian True Crime Stories , page 169,
  • Ryan?s natural father was a cleanskin – a police term for a person with no criminal history – who found himself caught up in the world of career criminals when he married into The Clan.
  • * 2010 , Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian , 19 Apr 2010:
  • So the only strategy likely to hurt Clegg in those circumstances involves arguing that the Lib Dems are part of the mould too – not cleanskins , but a party with 60-plus MPs in that last discredited parliament.
  • (Australia, NZ) An unlabelled bottle of wine.
  • * 2010 , Teresa Ooi, The Australian , 16 Apr 2010:
  • Mr McKenzie said that two years ago a decent bottle of sauvignon blanc sold for $15 to $20, but today prices were down to $10 a bottle. "More cleanskins entering the market is the first indication there is too much SB out there," he said.
  • * 2010 , Terry Lee Stone, Managing the Design Process Implementing Design: An Essential Manual for the Working Designer , page 47,
  • In 2009, Back Label commissioned Voice to design a label for its cleanskin .
  • * 2011 , Craig Sherborne, The Amateur Science of Love , p. 64:
  • My eye-whites still woke up bright and clear despite the night before's two bottles of cheap cleanskin wine.
  • An undercover police officer who has not done a particular task before.
  • (cricket) A cricket bat with no maker's logo