seal·​skin | \ ˈsēl-ˌskin How to pronounce sealskin (audio) \

Definition of sealskin

1 : the fur or pelt of a fur seal
2 : a garment (such as a jacket, coat, or cape) of sealskin

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Other Words from sealskin

sealskin adjective

Examples of sealskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father, who watched the procession from a closer vantage, noticed David wasn’t wearing his sealskin cap. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2021 The announcement of his elopement with a pretty young woman in a sealskin coat ran in newspapers across the country. Polly Campbell,, 19 Mar. 2020 There, in the ice-blue underwater world, Brower saw Iñupiat hunters in a sealskin boat closing in on the calf’s mother. Krista Langlois, Smithsonian, 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sealskin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sealskin was in the 14th century

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26 May 2021

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“Sealskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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