- the skin of a seal.
- the skin or fur of the fur seal when prepared for making garments or leather items.
- a garment or article made of this fur.
- made of sealskin: a sealskin purse.
Origin of sealskin
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Examples from the Web for sealskin
A man is lured into a fatal obsession when he is hired to make a sealskin bag for a woman born with her heart outside her body.Winter Escapes: Three Short-Story Collections to Sweep You Away
February 2, 2013
Well, if I was a Johnny, and had got the oof, she'd have a brougham and a sealskin to-morrow.The Christian
Then he handed Hatteras the gun, which he hid beneath the sealskin.
There Hatteras put on the sealskin, which very nearly covered him.
The tupiks (tents) are made of sealskin, and are used in summer.A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
Matthew A. Henson
Some had only one sealskin, and the women wore a sort of apron.Notable Voyagers
W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
- the skin or pelt of a fur seal, esp when dressed with the outer hair removed and the underfur dyed dark brown
- (as modifier)a sealskin coat
- a garment made of this skin
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Word Origin and History for sealskin
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