- a bag, usually of goatskin, for carrying wine and having a spigot from which one drinks.
Origin of wineskin
Also called wine bag.
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Examples from the Web for wineskin
I am a wineskin squeezed dry; I am empty of all words and all passions; I am done!The Wolf Cub
The man-at-arms had dropped his wineskin in surprise and was staring at what was happening to his comrade.The Barbarians
Thus, in the course of two days, he had turned this wineskin of a Tabary inside out.Familiar Studies of Men and Books
Robert Louis Stevenson
"He went round with the wineskin, and filled our cups just as we sat down to breakfast," one of the men said.A Jacobite Exile
G. A. Henty
- the skin of a sheep or goat sewn up and used as a holder for wine
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