Definition of buckskin
1a : the skin of a buckb : a soft pliable usually suede-finished leather
2a buckskins plural : buckskin breechesb 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
Recent Examples of buckskin from the Web
Nearby, Stanley Beug was dressed in a fringed buckskin jacket and was carrying a replica of a Winchester Model 1873 rifle, similar to those used in Cody’s Wild West show.
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First Known Use of buckskin
BUCKSKIN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of buckskin for Students
: a soft flexible leather usually having a suede finish
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