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 And that seems like common sense, if not exactly some Rosetta Stone of pigskin knowledge. Johnny Parlay, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Why you should bet on Clemson to win national championship," 12 Jan. 2020 And as the pigskin flew that winter day, the tree blew through the streets of the Jewish neighborhood where Daniels lived. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Hands-on Mitch Daniels helps revive Purdue athletics: 'I just want to win'," 31 Oct. 2019 The top eight schools in Divisions I-VII on Nov. 3 will move onto the prep pigskin postseason. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "OHSAA football computer numbers have Fairfield, Turpin, Wyoming, Taft, New Miami as top seeds," 22 Oct. 2019 Alabama and Auburn have easy practice games (most likely) against FCS opponents, so all the hungry eyes in the state will be hunting scoreboards for pigskin sustenance elsewhere. Joseph Goodman, al, "Oregon, Ohio State on upset watch; Georgia vulnerable," 21 Nov. 2019 Failure do give him that time will be costly, though: that’s when the Cowboys’ pass rush can cause havoc, and the Rams are prone to coughing up the pigskin all too often (21 giveaways, T-117 in the FBS). Skip Snow, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Colorado State-Wyoming odds: Host Cowboys touchdown faves," 21 Nov. 2019 To start the 990v5 process, the factory floor needs flats full of pigskin hide. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Everything That Goes Into Making a New Balance Sneaker," 23 Aug. 2019 The pigskin professor wouldn’t have it any other way. BostonGlobe.com, "Symmetry, something to savor in Bill Belichick’s 300th win - The Boston Globe," 28 Oct. 2019 The pigskin and field at Cardinal Stadium might be a bit slippery. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Get ready, Louisville football fans: Saturday's rainfall could break 100-year-old record," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pigskin

circa 1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pigskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigskin. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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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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