pigskin

noun pig·skin \ ˈpig-ˌskin \
Updated on: 6 Apr 2018

Definition of pigskin

1 : the skin of a swine or leather made of it
2 a : a jockey's saddle
b : football 2a

Examples of pigskin in a Sentence

  1. The collar is made of pigskin.

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First Known Use of pigskin

circa 1742

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of pigskin for English Language Learners

  • : leather made from the skin of a pig

  • : the ball used in American football


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