the skin of a deer.
leather made from this.
a garment made of such leather.


made of deerskin: a deerskin jacket.

Origin of deerskin

1350–1400; Middle English dereskin, variant of deres skin. See deer, skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  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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