doeskin

[ doh-skin ]

noun
  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.

adjective
  1. made of doeskin.

Origin of doeskin

1
First recorded in 1425–75, doeskin is from the late Middle English word doskin.See doe, skin

Words Nearby doeskin

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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

doeskin

/ (ˈdəʊˌskɪn) /


noun
  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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