deer·skin | \ˈdir-ˌskin \

Definition of deerskin 

: leather made from the skin of a deer also : a garment of this leather

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Wiry and muscular, he was invariably dressed in a buckskin suit, fringed at the edges, with a deerskin cap ornamented with a fox tail. Gary Kamiya,, "The original Grizzly Adams kept his bears on a chain in SF," 7 July 2018 Inside, butter-soft deerskin jackets from My Dear Tejas hang on one rack. Mandy Behbehani, San Francisco Chronicle, "Indie fashion lines band together with SF Bay Makers," 14 June 2018 One of the biggest repatriations has been 217 ceremonial pieces, including white deerskins and wolf headdresses, returned to the Yurok by the Smithsonian Institution in 2010. Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times, "Traditions Revived at a Tribal Culture Camp," 10 Sep. 2017 The object is inspired by a traditional Kiowa parfleche, a type of container made from rawhide (deerskin that has not been tanned and is stiff). Birmingham Magazine,, "Food trucks, new restaurants, and festivals: what's happening in Birmingham this month," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of deerskin

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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deer·skin | \ˈdir-ˌskin \

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: leather made from the skin of a deer or a garment made of such leather

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