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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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Examples from the web for deerskin
  • Sat a herdsman, arrayed in gaiters and doublet of deerskin.
  • We made nervous jokes about not wearing deerskin and pulling in their horns.
  • His cap is made from the skin of a wildcat, his hunting shirt and leggings of deerskin.
  • Some carved dolls from pieces of wood or sewed rag dolls from cloth or deerskin.
  • All of these items would have been made of deerskin.
  • They made capes of deerskin and wildcat, and slept under blankets of rabbit skin.
  • The light fixtures in this room are covered with deerskin.
  • The buckskin moccasins and leggings of dyed deerskin were also adorned with buttons.
  • Penalty for possession of recently killed venison or fresh deerskin during closed season.
  • She was given a little deerskin doll, which she took with her everywhere.
British Dictionary definitions for deerskin

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 deerskin
n.

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

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