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.

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The pigskin-throwing-one and the Sondico-booting one. SI.com, "All 20 Premier League Teams & Their NFL Counterparts," 13 Sep. 2019 Bubba Wallace, of Mobile, and Corey LaJoie decided to throw the old pigskin around. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al.com, "Watch NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace play catch with fans at Michigan during rain delay," 10 June 2019 Arrion Hughes recovered a high, poor snap that sailed over the punter’s head and took the pigskin all the way to the 1-yard line. Justice Delos Santos, The Mercury News, "Football: McClymonds rallies in fourth quarter to stun Campolindo," 14 Sep. 2019 But please take your seat at Rentschler Field before the pigskin is placed on the tee for opening kickoff. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "Heading to a UConn football game at Rentschler Field? Here’s what you need to know about tailgating, food and special events," 20 Aug. 2019 His mud works its magic just as well on a pigskin, removing the factory sheen without doing anything to muck up the laces. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "Mud Maker: The Man Behind MLB’s Essential Secret Sauce," 7 Aug. 2019 Noticeably missing arms, the wide seat is covered in luxurious cowhide (the original was pigskin) that features deep hand-tufting in a neat grid pattern across the back and seat. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s How the Iconic Barcelona Chair Design Came to Be," 23 Jan. 2019 Baseball has its Hall of Fame in a relatively inaccessible region of the Empire State boondocks, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio, which no one but a truly determined pigskin fan would go out of his way to visit. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Museums We Never Knew We Were Missing," 9 Aug. 2018 All day Burkhardt was carrying around a spiral-bound, pigskin-textured notebook with a handwritten chart inside listing draft grades he’d been given for his clients by 20 to 25 NFL teams. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, "24 Hours ... With Bradley Chubb and His Team at the NFL Draft," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of pigskin

circa 1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of pigskin

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

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