deerskin

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Etymology[edit]

deer +‎ skin

Adjective[edit]

deerskin (not comparable)

  1. Made from deer leather or hide.
    Nichole wore a pair of deerskin gloves because she said she could feel more through them.

Noun[edit]

deerskin (plural deerskins)

  1. (uncountable) Leather made from deer hide.
    The moccasin maker had a pile of deer-skin on the table, waiting to be cut out.
  2. (countable) The hide, whether tanned or not, of one deer.
    The hunter exchanged twenty deerskins for a bottle of whiskey at the trading post.
  3. (countable) An article of clothing manufactured from deerskin. Often constructed in the plural.
    The trapper wore deerskins because they were softer than cow leather garments and rustled less than canvas.

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