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[doh-skin] /ˈdoʊˌskɪn/
the skin of a doe.
leather made from this.
doeskins, soft leather gloves made of sheepskin.
a closely woven woolen cloth made with a satin or a small twill weave.
made of doeskin.
Origin of doeskin
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English doskin. See doe, skin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • The maiden was attired in a doeskin gown set with elk's teeth like ivory.

    Old Indian Days [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • The simplest twills are the so-called "doeskin" and "prunella."

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • Then slowly he removed his war bonnet, put aside his staff, and began to untie the thongs of his doeskin shirt.

    Kiddie the Scout Robert Leighton
  • She turned away, the fringe of her doeskin skirt swirling about her shins.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • He extended a doeskin moccasin, which seemed to be the tobacco container.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • There is an odd suggestion of a dinner jacket about his doeskin coat.

    The Admirable Crichton J. M. Barrie
  • He undid the outer wrapping, glanced at his own name on the bark label, cut the cord, broke the seals and removed the doeskin.

    The Secret Cache E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Stepping on shore, he opened a doeskin pouch that was fastened to his belt.

    Hawk Eye David Cory
  • When all had been cut away, he placed them in the doeskin pouch that hung at his belt.

    Hawk Eye David Cory
  • He extended a doeskin moccasin, which seemed to be the tobacco-container.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for doeskin


the skin of a deer, lamb, or sheep
a very supple leather made from this skin and used esp for gloves
a heavy smooth satin-weave or twill-weave cloth
(modifier) made of doeskin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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