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Definition of "deerskin" [deer•skin]

  • Leather made from the hide of a deer. (noun)
  • A garment made from deerskin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deerskin" in a sentence
  • "A new class of commercial hunters, who flourished under Dutch protection, produced far more deer products far more quickly than aborigines could, and, by removing the aboriginal step in deerskin production, brought more profits to themselves and the Dutch."
  • "About half of them were women, in short deerskin or homespun dresses; there were a number of children, the younger ones almost completely naked."
  • "About half of them were women, in short deerskin skirts or homespun dresses."