Definitions

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

  • n. A bag made from the skin of a goat for example, and used for holding and dispensing wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bag, traditionally made from the skin of a goat, used for holding and dispensing wine.

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

  • n. an animal skin (usually a goatskin) that forms a bag and is used to hold and dispense wine

Etymologies

wine +‎ skin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He held the wineskin out to Sim, who took it as he rose to his feet.

    Healing the Highlander

  • Drinking all day can be an expensive affair if you don't have your own strategic reserves waiting to be tapped, so my advice would be to invest in a Las Tres Z.Z.Z. wineskin.

    Michael Yarbrough: A Student's Guide to Backpacking: San Fermin

  • Trystan lay almost exactly as he had two nights before, one arm flung out, an empty wineskin lying by his side.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Isolde jerked her thoughts back and tried to fill her mind instead with the memory of Trystan drunkenly asleep beside the empty wineskin.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Nevertheless, there may be kinds of training (business or technical training, consulting, coaching) that could be done in a for-profit wineskin.

    For Profit Structures in Mission Movements

  • I recently attended a Friday morning discipleship meeting that is a good example of a “C” quadrant wineskin.

    For Profit Structures in Mission Movements

  • It hurt you to experience your popularity waning, it might have driven you to the wineskin were not the wineskin already, Mr. Sensual License, your lifelong friend; and it added to your misery to observe the effects of estrangement upon your former followers.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • "Methinks thou doth speak from freedom not from vanity, " said Pan, -and I lift my wineskin to thee, for thou art rare among humans.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Directly across the pool, in the mouth of a shallow cave, hunkered Pan, a wineskin in one fist, an erection in the other.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Put an ounce of the contents of the black bottle into the cup, then fill it up with the wineskin.

    Tran Siberian

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