deprived of skin: a skinless carcass.
(of frankfurters or sausages) having no casing.

Origin of skinless

First recorded in 1300–50, skinless is from the Middle English word skinles. See skin, -less Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for skinless

Contemporary Examples of skinless

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are actually delicious and moist, rather than kind of dry and tasteless.

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    The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide

    Megan McArdle

    December 13, 2012

Historical Examples of skinless

  • Such a man, skinless and bilious, was ill qualified to join in the rough game of politics.

  • Anything that hinted at love for the moment alarmed her; it was as much an infliction to her as the rubbing of a skinless wound.

    Night and Day

    Virginia Woolf

  • I clapped till my hands were skinless, and so did Sir James Mackintosh, who was with me in the box.

  • Nobody else but the Skinless Devil has the prestige to make the people gather around him.

    Rastignac the Devil

    Philip Jos Farmer

  • He has recently invented a skinless grape and a watermelon that is all heart, and is quite the cleverest man in the business.

    The So-called Human Race

    Bert Leston Taylor

Word Origin and History for skinless

mid-14c., from skin (n.) + -less. Related: Skinlessly; skinlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper