wine·​skin | \ ˈwīn-ˌskin How to pronounce wineskin (audio) \

Definition of wineskin

: a bag that is made from the skin of an animal (such as a goat) and that is used for holding wine

Examples of wineskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other exemplary work is a large bronze figure of an elderly drunken satyr sprawled atop a lion pelt and wineskin strewn across a rock. Christopher Knight,, "Review: Getty Villa’s ‘Buried by Vesuvius’ is exquisite and, at times, explicit," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of wineskin

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Wineskin.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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