snake·​skin | \ ˈsnāk-ˌskin How to pronounce snakeskin (audio) \

Definition of snakeskin

: leather prepared from the skin of a snake

Examples of snakeskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Furniture In the breakfast nook, Zappone built a banquette with a vinyl faux snakeskin that would stand up to dinners with her young kids. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This Mom Designed and Built Her Own Kitchen—and Won a Design Contest," 27 Mar. 2020 Swift has shed the snakeskin from her Reputation era and is open to new possibilities. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Taylor Swift's Lover Album Is a Complete Timeline of Her Relationship With Joe Alwyn," 23 Aug. 2019 Coy, Schanilec and a dedicated bunch of volunteers scoured the riverbanks collecting objects that inspired the illustrations, including stones, bricks, bark, driftwood, a snakeskin and a dead fish. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Literary pick of the week: Remarkable story flows from ‘My Mighty Journey’," 3 Nov. 2019 These Vince Camuto booties come in black, camel and snakeskin. Brittany Loggins, NBC News, "The fall's best booties — that are comfortable AND office appropriate!," 14 Oct. 2019 Women in thigh-high snakeskin boots perched atop the rim of the museum’s interior fountain. Raisa Bruner, Time, "People Wore White Gloves to Look Through Rihanna's New 15-Pound Book at Her Party and Other Things We Saw Inside the Event," 14 Oct. 2019 While promoting her show Mixed-ish at an event in Anaheim, California, the actor stunned in a Marc Jacobs mint green slip dress, a cream Edie Parker clutch, and yellow snakeskin booties by Paris Texas. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Diplo, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More," 31 Aug. 2019 Williams topped off her look with yellow snakeskin pumps while her tech entrepreneur husband, with whom Williams shares 2-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia, wore a dark suit paired with shiny black sneakers. Claudia Harmata,, "Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Step Out for Date Night After Her U.S. Open Loss," 10 Sep. 2019 Perhaps the prized possession of the museum is a large snakeskin that is believed to have belonged to Wessie, a 10-foot-long snake that was spotted by several people in the nearby Presumpscot River in 2016 and became something of a media sensation. Billy Baker,, "How Portland became the center of the unknown create world (like Bigfoot, Nessie, the Yeti, all that stuff)," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of snakeskin

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Snakeskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of snakeskin

: leather made from the skin of a snake

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