- the skin of a buck or deer.
- a strong, soft, yellowish or grayish leather, originally prepared from deerskins, now usually from sheepskins.
- buckskins, breeches or shoes made of buckskin.
- a stiff, firm, starched cotton cloth with a smooth surface and napped back.
- a sturdy wool fabric constructed in satin weave, napped and cropped short to provide a smooth finish, and used in the manufacture of outer garments.
- a person, especially a backwoodsman, dressed in buckskin.
- a horse the color of buckskin.
- made of buckskin: buckskin gloves.
- having the color of buckskin; yellowish or grayish.
Origin of buckskin
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Examples from the Web for buckskins
But Rube would not have been naked; he never doffed his buckskins.The War Trail
But the buckskins were sinewed with whalebone and used to desert work.Rimrock Trail
J. Allan Dunn
She did not answer him, but absently twisted the fringe of his buckskins in her fingers.The Crisis, Complete
His brother Buckskins thought he was crazy—some of them did.The Prairie Schooner
William Francis Hooker
So I did, now I recollect; but still the buckskins must be found.George Cruikshank's Omnibus
- (in the US and Canada) breeches, shoes, or a suit of buckskin
- the skin of a male deer
- a strong greyish-yellow suede leather, originally made from deerskin but now usually made from sheepskin
- (as modifier)buckskin boots
- US (sometimes capital) a person wearing buckskin clothes, esp an American soldier of the Civil War
- a stiffly starched cotton cloth
- a strong satin-woven woollen fabric
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Word Origin and History for buckskins
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