pigskin

noun

pig·​skin ˈpig-ˌskin How to pronounce pigskin (audio)
1
: the skin of a swine or leather made of it
2
a
: a jockey's saddle

Examples of pigskin in a Sentence

The collar is made of pigskin.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pigskin was circa 1742

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“Pigskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigskin. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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pigskin

noun
pig·​skin -ˌskin How to pronounce pigskin (audio)
1
: the skin of a swine or leather made of it
2

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