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Definition of "skins" []

  • The tissue forming the outer covering of the vertebrate body: it consists of two layers (the dermis and epidermis), the outermost of which may be covered with hair, scales, feathers, etc. It is mainly protective and sensory in function (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A person's complexion (noun)
  • Any similar covering in a plant or lower animal (noun)
  • Any coating or film, such as one that forms on the surface of a liquid (noun)
  • Unsplit leather made from the outer covering of various mammals, reptiles, etc (noun)
  • The outer covering of a fur-bearing animal, dressed and finished with the hair on (noun)
  • A container made from animal skin (noun)
  • The outer covering surface of a vessel, rocket, etc (noun)
  • A person's skin regarded as his life (noun)
  • (in jazz or pop use) a drum (noun)
  • A cigarette paper used for rolling a cannabis cigarette (noun)
  • A person; sort (noun)
  • To remove the outer covering from (fruit, etc) (verb)
  • To scrape a small piece of skin from (a part of oneself) in falling, etc (verb)
  • To cover (something) with skin or a skinlike substance or (of something) to become covered in this way (verb)
  • To strip of money; swindle (verb)
  • Relating to or for the skin (adjective)
  • Involving or depicting nudity (adjective)
  • Plural form of skin.. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of skin. (verb)

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Use "skins" in a sentence
  • "Baker tells us, "not to neglect the _skins_ these animals cast off three times before they begin to spin; for the eyes, mouth, teeth, ornaments of the head, and many other parts may be discovered better in the _cast_-off skins than in the real animal.""
  • "Oh, and we can't forget And what the hell is up with Portlanders 'thin skins about constructive criticism?"
  • "Is there an outbreak of some virus that suddenly causes thin skins among commenters?"