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Definition of "buckskin" []

  • The skin of a male deer. (noun)
  • A soft, grayish-yellow leather usually having a suede finish, once made from deerskins but now generally made from sheepskins. (noun)
  • Clothing, especially breeches or shoes, made from buckskin. (noun)
  • A person who wears buckskins, especially an American backwoodsman or soldier in the Revolutionary War. (noun)
  • A horse of a grayish-yellow color. (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 "buckskin" in a sentence
  • "I got waved down to an intertribal dance by some friendly old folks in buckskin, but I pretended they were waving at somebody else."
  • "Radisson in buckskin jacket and moccasins, talking before the fire in St. James 'Palace of the Canadian wilderness, with Prince Rupert in lace and ruffles, and with sword on hip-the king of the coureurs de bois and the prince of cavaliers."
  • "Many of the Indians were already crowding about the train, some with polished buffalo horns for sale, and all magnificently dressed in buckskin, decorated with fine, old-fashioned bead work, and the quills of the porcupine."