[ doh-skin ]

  1. the skin of a doe.

  2. leather made from this.

  1. doeskins, soft leather gloves made of sheepskin.

  2. a closely woven woolen cloth made with a satin or a small twill weave.

  1. made of doeskin.

Origin of doeskin

First recorded in 1425–75, doeskin is from the late Middle English word doskin.See doe, skin

Words Nearby doeskin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use doeskin in a sentence

  • She had strings of pearl for her neck, and copper for her arms, and a robe of white doeskin, very soft and fine.

    Audrey | Mary Johnston
  • Also a doeskin seated saddle, blue housing trimmed with white, and a curbed bridle.

    Literary Byways | William Andrews
  • It was then that I appreciated the precaution I had taken of donning doeskin riding breeches under my trousers.

    Trooper 3809 | Lionel Decle
  • Then slowly he removed his war bonnet, put aside his staff, and began to untie the thongs of his doeskin shirt.

    Kiddie the Scout | Robert Leighton
  • To one side of it is fastened a white doeskin bag which is trimmed with beautiful fringes and beadwork.

British Dictionary definitions for doeskin


/ (ˈdəʊˌskɪn) /

  1. the skin of a deer, lamb, or sheep

  2. a very supple leather made from this skin and used esp for gloves

  1. a heavy smooth satin-weave or twill-weave cloth

  2. (modifier) made of doeskin

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