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

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wineskin was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Wineskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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