Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Leather made from the hide of a deer.
  • noun A garment made from deerskin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hide of a deer, or leather made from such a hide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The skin of a deer, or the leather which is made from it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Made from deer leather or hide.
  • noun uncountable Leather made from deer hide.
  • noun countable The hide, whether tanned or not, of one deer.
  • noun countable An article of clothing manufactured from deerskin. Often constructed in the plural.

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

  • noun leather from the hide of a deer

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

deer +‎ skin

Examples

  • A new class of commercial hunters, who flourished under Dutch protection, produced far more deer products far more quickly than aborigines could, and, by removing the aboriginal step in deerskin production, brought more profits to themselves and the Dutch.

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  • About half of them were women, in short deerskin or homespun dresses; there were a number of children, the younger ones almost completely naked.

    The Return

  • About half of them were women, in short deerskin skirts or homespun dresses.

    The Return

  • They wear a kind of deerskin combinations made in one piece and trimmed at the neck and wrists with wolverine, a pair of enormous sealskin moccasins, which gives them an awkward waddling gait, completing their attire.

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  • Choosing three, he wrapped them with a cushion of thick wool and deerskin, then slid the precious bundles into the lining of his coat, close to his heart.

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  • Dressed in a fine mail shirt and deerskin pants; calf high boots of much service covered his feet.

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  • Washington faced the leading men of several nations, wearing deerskin leggings and moccasins and upper garments of furs or trade blankets, their clothing and turbans decorated in a variety of styles.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Dressed in a fine mail shirt and deerskin pants; calf high boots of much service covered his feet.

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  • Today Doe gave me soft-soled shoes made of deerskin leather.

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  • Washington faced the leading men of several nations, wearing deerskin leggings and moccasins and upper garments of furs or trade blankets, their clothing and turbans decorated in a variety of styles.

    George Washington’s First War

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