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  1. the skin of a pig.

  2. leather made from it.

  1. Informal. a saddle.

  2. Informal. a football.

Origin of pigskin

First recorded in 1850–55; pig1 + skin

Words Nearby pigskin

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How to use pigskin in a sentence

  • The afternoons were given over to the dogged pursuit of the elusive pigskin.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson
  • The reader will not fail to remark the record-book bound in pigskin as a resemblance in detail to Longfellow's version.

    The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • But always, with a pigskin tucked in the hollow of his arm, there followed a slender torch of red.

    Red Dynamite | Roy J. Snell
  • Other patterns in less common use are those resembling morocco leather, pigskin, and patterns in fancy designs.

  • The alarm in the pigskin traveling clock Bird had given Hall as a going-away gift went on at eight.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase

British Dictionary definitions for pigskin


/ (ˈpɪɡˌskɪn) /

  1. the skin of the domestic pig

  2. leather made of this skin

  1. US and Canadian informal a football

  1. made of pigskin

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