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deerskin

[deer-skin] /ˈdɪərˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the skin of a deer.
2.
leather made from this.
3.
a garment made of such leather.
adjective
4.
made of deerskin:
a deerskin jacket.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English dereskin, variant of deres skin. See deer, skin
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British Dictionary definitions for deer-skin

deerskin

/ˈdɪəˌskɪn/
noun
1.
  1. the hide of a deer
  2. (as modifier): a deerskin jacket
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Word Origin and History for deer-skin

deerskin

n.

late 14c., from deer + skin (n.).

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