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[goht-skin] /ˈgoʊtˌskɪn/
the skin or hide of a goat.
leather made from it.
Origin of goatskin
1350-1400; Middle English; see goat, skin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for goatskin
  • They were bare-headed and wore cotton dresses and goatskin shoes.
  • Pearlescent light glows from behind scrims of pale goatskin, and a lone white orchid droops in each of six arched windows.
  • In the first part of the picture he wobbles about carrying a goatskin water bag.
  • Somebody better bring him some cool water in a goatskin.
  • The binding is of goatskin over wooden boards laced on three leather thongs.
  • The fellow was fixed all in furs, and because he was bald, he wore wrapped round his head a goatskin.
  • For year-round comfort and utility, a pair of light goatskin gloves is invaluable.
  • goatskin and other similar hides are included in this group.
  • Secured with pegs, the boards were covered with goatskin.
British Dictionary definitions for goatskin


the hide of a goat
  1. something made from the hide of a goat, such as leather or a container for wine
  2. (as modifier): a goatskin rug
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Word Origin and History for goatskin

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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