goat·​skin | \ ˈgōt-ˌskin How to pronounce goatskin (audio) \

Definition of goatskin

1 : the skin of a goat
2 : leather made from goatskin

Examples of goatskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the leather goatskin outer is fused with the waterproof membrane and the Merino wool liner, transforming three layers into one dexterity-improving workhorse that’s fit for splitting wood in the backyard or schussing down slopes. Louis Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Exciting New Winter Gear and Apparel from Outdoor Retailer 2020," 31 Jan. 2020 As a young man, Ya’akov deceived his elderly father into blessing him while wearing the goatskin of his brother Esav. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, "The failings of parents can be corrected by their children," 25 Nov. 2019 The ban excludes used fur, fur used for religious or tribal purposes, as well as leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goatskin and taxidermy. Fox News, "California ban on new fur products is first in US," 13 Oct. 2019 Over the bridge, the old city’s bazaar — lined with shops selling souvenirs, trinkets, kebabs and goatskin and kilim rugs — is deserted. Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times, "One of the oldest known human settlements is about to be swallowed whole," 3 Oct. 2019 The man under all that goatskin is called Mohamed El Hatmi. National Geographic, "Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey," 23 July 2019 Leather products, deerskin, sheepskin and goatskin also are exempt, along with the work of taxidermists. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, "California could soon ban sale of new fur products under bill sent to governor," 11 Sep. 2019 One of the men is warming the skin of his drum over an open fire; the goatskin can get tight in the cold, and the sound resonates better with a little heat. National Geographic, "Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey," 23 July 2019 In the courtyard, the love seat is from a flea market, the burlap sofas are custom, the throws on the sofas are goatskin, and the pillows are made from a Malinese fabric. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "The Vivacious 18th-Century Marakesh Medina of Two L.A. Transplants," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of goatskin

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Goatskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatskin. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of goatskin

: leather made from the skin of a goat


goat·​skin | \ ˈgōt-ˌskin How to pronounce goatskin (audio) \

Kids Definition of goatskin

: the skin of a goat or leather made from it

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