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[wahyn-skin] /ˈwaɪnˌskɪn/
a bag, usually of goatskin, for carrying wine and having a spigot from which one drinks.
Also called wine bag.
Origin of wineskin
First recorded in 1815-25; wine + skin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I am a wineskin squeezed dry; I am empty of all words and all passions; I am done!

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • The man-at-arms had dropped his wineskin in surprise and was staring at what was happening to his comrade.

    The Barbarians John Sentry
  • Thus, in the course of two days, he had turned this wineskin of a Tabary inside out.

    Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "He went round with the wineskin, and filled our cups just as we sat down to breakfast," one of the men said.

    A Jacobite Exile

    G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for wineskin


the skin of a sheep or goat sewn up and used as a holder for wine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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