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  1. the skin of a deer.
  2. leather made from this.
  3. a garment made of such leather.
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  1. made of deerskin: a deerskin jacket.
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Origin of deerskin

1350–1400; Middle English dereskin, variant of deres skin. See deer, skin
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Historical Examples of deerskin

  • But the coyote took him by the neck of his deerskin shirt and dragged him a little.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • In the refuse on the floor I found a piece of deerskin about ten inches square.

  • Pete made a rough coat and even a skirt for her of deerskin.

  • At one side and alone stood a deerskin tent of peculiar form.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf

    Dillon Wallace

  • Inside the wigwam, a deerskin curtain separated them from each other.

British Dictionary definitions for deerskin


    1. the hide of a deer
    2. (as modifier)a deerskin jacket
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Word Origin and History for deerskin


late 14c., from deer + skin (n.).

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