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  1. the skin or hide of a goat.
  2. leather made from it.
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Origin of goatskin

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

skin, paper, diploma, sheepskin, goatskin, thong, strap, thrash, tan, parchment, whip, strop, tooling, taws, oxhide

Examples from the Web for goatskin

Contemporary Examples of goatskin

Historical Examples of goatskin

  • The goatskin remained clinging tight to the pope all the same.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • And when her head is severed, wrap it in the goatskin on which the shield hangs.

  • A man, when he is a father, wears a cape of goatskin "inadequate for decency."


    William Graham Sumner

  • Suzanne heard, and her face grew white as the goatskin cloak she wore.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • It matched the coat of goatskin, the bare knees and the moccasins I had planned for him.

    Amazing Grace

    Kate Trimble Sharber

British Dictionary definitions for goatskin


  1. 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


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

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