the skin of a seal.
the skin or fur of the fur seal when prepared for making garments or leather items.
a garment or article made of this fur.


made of sealskin: a sealskin purse.

Origin of sealskin

First recorded in 1275–1325, sealskin is from the Middle English word seleskin. See seal2, skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. the skin or pelt of a fur seal, esp when dressed with the outer hair removed and the underfur dyed dark brown
  2. (as modifier)a sealskin coat
a garment made of this skin
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Word Origin and History for sealskin

early 14c., from seal (n.2) + skin (n.).

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