sealskin

noun

seal·​skin ˈsēl-ˌskin How to pronounce sealskin (audio)
1
: the fur or pelt of a fur seal
2
: a garment (such as a jacket, coat, or cape) of sealskin
sealskin adjective

Examples of sealskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her sealskin confiscated from her, hidden or locked away, the selkie is trapped in her human form. Jennifer Berney, Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2023 The visitors admired the traditional regalia that whaling crews donned later in the day and participated in the blanket toss, with children jumping on the sealskin blanket and a few adults in the group helping hold it up. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Aug. 2023 Alaska high kick Competing at the same time on opposite sides of the floor, two elite athletes took two very different approaches to kicking a sealskin ball in the Alaska high kick. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2023 Adjacent display cases hold curved ladles carved from mountain goat horn, a suitcase covered in sealskin, black baskets of woven bowhead baleen, and an intricate formline box sculpted from argillite, a rare stone, by Haida master artist Charles Edenshaw. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2022 The movements of the dance are also similar to the motions of throwing the sealskin onto a board for bleaching and then celebrating its successful tanning, Itta said. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Jan. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Sealskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sealskin. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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sealskin

noun
seal·​skin ˈsē(ə)l-ˌskin How to pronounce sealskin (audio)
1
: the fur or pelt of a fur seal
2
: a garment (as a coat) of sealskin
sealskin adjective

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