buckskin

noun, often attributive buck·skin \ -ˌskin \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of buckskin

1 a : the skin of a buck
b : a soft pliable usually suede-finished leather
2 a buckskins plural : buckskin breeches
b archaic : a person dressed in buckskin; especially : an early American backwoodsman
3 : a horse of a light yellowish-dun color with black mane and tail

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First Known Use of buckskin

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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BUCKSKIN Defined for English Language Learners

buckskin

Definition of buckskin for English Language Learners

  • : a soft type of leather that is made especially from the skin of a deer or similar animal


BUCKSKIN Defined for Kids

buckskin

noun buck·skin \ ˈbək-ˌskin \

Definition of buckskin for Students

: a soft flexible leather usually having a suede finish


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