from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the western United States, a saddle-blanket made of the skin of a buffalo-calf.

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  • noun A saddle-blanket, a saddle blanket.

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  • noun a saddle blanket made of buffalo hide


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From an Algonquian language for "something to sit on"; compare Cree ᐊᐢᐹᐃᐧᑲᓀᐦᐃᑲᐣ (aspâwikanêhikan, "saddle blanket").


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  • As I was hidden by a tree, the wolf approached the fire within a few feet, and was soon tugging away at an apishamore or saddle-cloth of buffalo calfskin which lay on the ground.

    Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains 1916


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