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 The fingertips are made from highly sensitive touchscreen goatskin to make using your phone with them on easier. Chris Hachey, BGR, 15 June 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 3 Oct. 2019 The man under all that goatskin is called Mohamed El Hatmi. National Geographic, 23 July 2019 Leather products, deerskin, sheepskin and goatskin also are exempt, along with the work of taxidermists. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, 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, 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of goatskin

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2021

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“Goatskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatskin. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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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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