sealskin

noun
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 The announcement of his elopement with a pretty young woman in a sealskin coat ran in newspapers across the country. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Norma and Chrissie: Grandmother's memory lures chef back to Cincinnati," 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, "Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures Who Talk to Whales," 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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“Sealskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sealskin. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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sealskin

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

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