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Definition of "skin" []

  • The membranous tissue forming the external covering or integument of an animal and consisting in vertebrates of the epidermis and dermis. (noun)
  • An animal pelt, especially the comparatively pliable pelt of a small or young animal: a tent made of goat skins. (noun)
  • A usually thin, closely adhering outer layer: the skin of a peach; a sausage skin; the skin of an aircraft. (noun)
  • A container for liquids that is made of animal skin. (noun)
  • Music A drumhead. (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 "skin" in a sentence
  • "Beneath the black hoods and hats, their faces were white, skin the color of alabaster and possessed of an abnormal quality, an unidentifiable property that ordinary skin -- _human skin_ -- did not have."
  • "The layer marked 1 is the outside, very thin skin, called the _cuticle_ or _scarf skin_."
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