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

Other Words from sealskin

sealskin adjective

Examples of sealskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because of extensive hunting for their sealskin, these seals had been declared extinct in the early 20th century. Shivya Nath, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 And despite everything, a certain swaggery charisma still envelops him as snugly as his prized sealskin coat, a garment that deserves a co-star credit. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 11 Feb. 2022 Leya’s graduation cap, made by her mother, has sealskin, seal fur and a medicine wheel – the symbol of Many Nations Academy. oregonlive, 14 June 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of sealskin

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jul 2022

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“Sealskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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