Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The skin of a doe, deer, or goat.
  • n. Leather made from this skin, used especially for gloves.
  • n. A fine, soft, smooth woolen fabric.
  • n. A densely napped finish for certain woolen fabrics, such as flannel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Manufactured from doeskin.
  • n. Leather from the skin of a female deer or sheep.
  • n. The hide of a doe, as opposed to a buck.
  • n. A glove made of doeskin leather; usually constructed in plural.
  • n. A very soft, close-napped fabric, especially of high quality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skin of the doe.
  • n. A firm woolen cloth with a smooth, soft surface like a doe's skin; -- made for men's wear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The skin of a doe.
  • n. A very close and compact woolen cloth, smoothly finished on the face, made for wearing-apparel, especially for men.
  • n. An enameled cloth finished on one side to resemble leather in color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soft leather from deerskin or lambskin
  • n. a fine smooth soft woolen fabric

Etymologies

From doe + skin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His dress suited his pretensions -- the soft rich broadcloth which tailors called doeskin, and linen of a fineness rare outside the eastern cities.

    The Path of the King

  • Old men and governors wore broadcloth; "full dress" was broadcloth with "doeskin" trousers; and there were seen men of all ages to whom a hat meant only that rigid, tall silk thing known to impudence as a "stove-pipe."

    The Magnificent Ambersons; illustrated by Arthur William Brown

  • Old men and governors wore broadcloth; "full dress" was broadcloth with "doeskin" trousers; and there were seen men of all ages to whom a hat meant only that rigid, tall silk thing known to impudence as a

    The Magnificent Ambersons

  • The Indian in the story will, of course, be shirtless, wear fringed doeskin pants, and a feather in his hair.

    Dorothy Garlock discusses the western novel genre and the art of writing a 'western'.

  • Today he was resplendent in a well-tailored riding coat of cobalt superfine, a figured waistcoat of sky blue marcella, white doeskin trousers, and highly polished black Hessians.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • A gaudy dresser who at one point favored gold satin shirts, gold velvet ties and a purple doeskin suit, Tynan burst into journalism at a young age and later served as literary manager for Britain's renowned National Theatre.

    A challenging role for a complex thespian

  • Philemon picked out a pair of doeskin hose and put them on the bed.

    WHEN THE HEAVENS FALL

  • She was royally dressed by Apache standards, in a fine beaded doeskin tunic, fringed below the knee, which must have taken a dozen squaws a week to chew; her moccasins had bright geometric patterns, a lace scarf was bound about her brows, and there was enough silver and beadwork round her neck to start a bazaar.

    Isabelle

  • And I knew the 'Paches well enough, God help me; I was even married to one for a spell, banns, beads, buffalo-dance and all, and a spanking little wild beast she was, too, with her peach-brown satin skin and hot black eyes, and those white doeskin leggings up to her thighs with the tiny silver bells all down the sides ...

    Isabelle

  • He upset the hot tea on his doeskin lap and made several very gratifying noises.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.