pigskin

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noun pig·skin \ˈpig-ˌskin\

Definition of pigskin

  1. 1 :  the skin of a swine or leather made of it

  2. 2a :  a jockey's saddleb :  football 2a

Examples of pigskin in a sentence

  1. The collar is made of pigskin.

Circa 1742

First Known Use of pigskin

circa 1742


PIGSKIN Defined for English Language Learners

pigskin

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noun pig·skin \ˈpig-ˌskin\

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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