A vessel for holding wine, made of the nearly complete skin of a goat, hog, or other quadruped, with the openings of the legs, neck, etc., secured. (noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "wine-skin" in a sentence
"Ah yes! in vain; but still I could not bear to leave him thus; and so I added this to my journey that I sought his grave, and, falling thereupon, wept o'er its desolation; then did I open the wine-skin, my gift to thy guests, and poured a libation, and set myrtle-sprigs round the tomb."
"Come, stranger, bring the wine-skin hither and hand it over to me."
"But how does a god like being housed in a wine-skin?"