pig·​skin | \ ˈpig-ˌskin How to pronounce pigskin (audio) \

Definition of pigskin

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

Examples of pigskin in a Sentence

The collar is made of pigskin.
Recent Examples on the Web The football coach sits in the school gymnasium’s stands now, watching his players trade green grass and pigskin for hardwood and leather. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2021 America's big college football kickoff weekend brought its usual huge crowds to massive stadiums -- many of them across the pigskin-crazy South, where the Delta coronavirus variant is running rampant. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 Linebacker Fred Warner, who couldn’t recover a fumble that bounced to him in the second quarter against Arizona, is also keeping a pigskin nearby. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Nov. 2021 Queen, seeing only the end zone ahead of him tried to snatch up the pigskin and go. Steve Svekis, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Nov. 2021 But unlikely is nothing new to Tevaughn Campbell, a regular history-making pigskin pioneer. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2021 The Bucs equipment staff eventually recovered the keepsake pigskin. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2021 Oscar Chapman punted the pigskin to the Arkansas 49. Nubyjas Wilborn | Nwilborn@al.com, al, 17 Oct. 2021 Speaking of football predictions, Mayor Buddy Dyer beat me in the pigskin picks last week on my radio show. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of pigskin

circa 1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Dec 2021

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“Pigskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigskin. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of pigskin

: leather made from the skin of a pig
: the ball used in American football

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