goatskin

[ goht-skin ]
/ ˈgoʊtˌskɪn /

noun

the skin or hide of a goat.
leather made from it.

Nearby words

  1. goatherd,
  2. goatish,
  3. goatishly,
  4. goatpox,
  5. goatsbeard,
  6. goatsucker,
  7. goaty,
  8. goaves,
  9. gob,
  10. gob-stopper

Origin of goatskin

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at goat, skin

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British Dictionary definitions for goatskin

goatskin

/ (ˈɡəʊtˌskɪn) /

noun

the hide of a goat
  1. something made from the hide of a goat, such as leather or a container for wine
  2. (as modifier)a goatskin rug
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Word Origin and History for goatskin

goatskin

n.

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

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