buckskin

[ buhk-skin ]
/ ˈbʌkˌskɪn /

noun

adjective

made of buckskin: buckskin gloves.
having the color of buckskin; yellowish or grayish.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of buckskin

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at buck1, skin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for buckskin

British Dictionary definitions for buckskin

buckskin
/ (ˈbʌkˌskɪn) /

noun

the skin of a male deer
  1. a strong greyish-yellow suede leather, originally made from deerskin but now usually made from sheepskin
  2. (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

adjective

greyish-yellow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012