[ wahyn-skin ]

  1. a bag, usually of goatskin, for carrying wine and having a spigot from which one drinks.

Origin of wineskin

First recorded in 1815–25; wine + skin
  • Also called wine bag.

Words Nearby wineskin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use wineskin in a sentence

  • I am a wineskin squeezed dry; I am empty of all words and all passions; I am done!

    The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
  • The single sentinel was kneeling before an image of St. George, beside him was an empty drinking-cup and an exhausted wineskin.

    The Rise of Iskander | Benjamin Disraeli
  • "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
  • You were my friend, we've slept under the same blanket, drank from the same wineskin.

    The Jewels of Aptor | Samuel R. Delany
  • The man-at-arms had dropped his wineskin in surprise and was staring at what was happening to his comrade.

    The Barbarians | John Sentry

British Dictionary definitions for wineskin


/ (ˈwaɪnˌskɪn) /

  1. the skin of a sheep or goat sewn up and used as a holder for wine

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