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Definition of "doeskin" [doe•skin]

  • The skin of a doe, deer, or goat. (noun)
  • Leather made from this skin, used especially for gloves. (noun)
  • A fine, soft, smooth woolen fabric. (noun)
  • A densely napped finish for certain woolen fabrics, such as flannel. (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 "doeskin" in a sentence
  • "His dress suited his pretensions -- the soft rich broadcloth which tailors called doeskin, and linen of a fineness rare outside the eastern cities."
  • "Old men and governors wore broadcloth; "full dress" was broadcloth with "doeskin" trousers; and there were seen men of all ages to whom a hat meant only that rigid, tall silk thing known to impudence as a "stove-pipe.""
  • "Old men and governors wore broadcloth; "full dress" was broadcloth with "doeskin" trousers; and there were seen men of all ages to whom a hat meant only that rigid, tall silk thing known to impudence as a"