a heelless shoe made entirely of soft leather, as deerskin, with the sole brought up and attached to a piece of u-shaped leather on top of the foot, worn originally by the American Indians.
a hard-soled shoe or slipper resembling this, often decorated with beads.
any of several North American snakes of the genus Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon), especially the cottonmouth.
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How to use moccasin in a sentence
Carbon-14 dating is most suited to something that lived during the last 50,000 years or something made from such organisms — the wooden shafts of arrows, the leather in a moccasin or the plant fibers used to weave fabrics or baskets.Radiometric dating puts pieces of the past in context. Here’s how | Sid Perkins | October 5, 2021 | Science News
When he stopped in Flagstaff, he visited the Museum of Northern Arizona, saw a pair of moccasins on display, and said, “Dude, those look tight!”
He listened, a little confused, trying to catch up, while he pulled off his galoshes to reveal tan suede moccasin boots.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life | Alex Belth | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The print of steel-rimmed hoofs showed in the soft loam as plainly as a moccasin-track in virgin snow.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I broke a branch and pawed the moccasin toward me and picked it up and went back to the horses.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
It was a brightly beaded moccasin, very small, and strangely familiar even at a distance.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
"Well, we came fast, but I see that we did not get here in time to help you," said Black moccasin.Three Sioux Scouts | Elmer Russell Gregor
Bet he never saw an orioles' nest or found a wild pink moccasin.Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
British Dictionary definitions for moccasin
a shoe of soft leather, esp deerskin, worn by North American Indians
any soft shoe resembling this
NZ a sheepshearer's footgear, usually made of sacking
short for water moccasin
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