the skin of a snake.
leather made from the skin of a snake.

Origin of snakeskin

First recorded in 1815–25; snake + skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for snakeskin

Contemporary Examples of snakeskin

Historical Examples of snakeskin

  • They were all of them arrayed in their snakeskin dresses and other wizard finery.

    The Wizard

    H. Rider Haggard

  • There was alligator, lizard skin, pigskin, snakeskin and sealskin; even grained leather was copied.

    The Story of Leather

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • A snakeskin dangled from St. Christopher's arm and another swung from the saint's sandal.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • He found the man sitting at the door of his hut, making magic with a horsehair and a snakeskin, and some ground-up glass.

  • There was a dagger in the snakeskin girdle she wore about her waist—a single thrust and she could have killed him.

    The Argus Pheasant

    John Charles Beecham

British Dictionary definitions for snakeskin



the skin of a snake, esp when made into a leather valued for handbags, shoes, etc
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