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Meaning of buckskin

buck•skin

Pronunciation: (buk'skin"), [key]
— n.
  1. the skin of a buck or deer.
  2. a strong, soft, yellowish or grayish leather, originally prepared from deerskins, now usually from sheepskins.
  3. breeches or shoes made of buckskin.
  4. a stiff, firm, starched cotton cloth with a smooth surface and napped back.
  5. a sturdy wool fabric constructed in satin weave, napped and cropped short to provide a smooth finish, and used in the manufacture of outer garments.
  6. a person, esp. a backwoodsman, dressed in buckskin.
  7. a horse the color of buckskin.
—adj.
  1. made of buckskin: buckskin gloves.
  2. having the color of buckskin; yellowish or grayish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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