Definitions

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

  • noun The skin of a goat.
  • noun Leather made from a goatskin.
  • noun A container, as for wine, made from a goatskin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The detached skin of the goat, with or without the hair.
  • noun Tanned or tawed leather from the skin of the goat.

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

  • noun The skin of a goat, or leather made from it.

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

  • noun A liquid container (especially of wine or water) made from goat leather.
  • noun Ireland, colloquial a bodhran drum.

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

  • noun the hide of a goat

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

goat + skin.

Examples

  • Sometimes the memory of the past is very strong upon me, and I forget that I am a dirty old man, clad in goatskin, wandering with my savage grandsons who are goatherds in the primeval wilderness.

    Page 5

  • Also received by Palin: jewelry made from renewable materials, a piece of stained glass, a custom Bible hand bound in goatskin leather, more than two dozen books and some cds.

    Palin reveals receiving range of gifts

  • Sometimes the memory of the past is very strong upon me, and I forget that I am a dirty old man, clad in goatskin, wandering with my savage grandsons who are goatherds in the primeval wilderness.

    The Scarlet Plague

  • I was feverish, and on occasion I drank sparingly of water from a stinking goatskin.

    Chapter 12

  • And my hands were soft, because I did no work with them, and my body was clean all over and dressed in the softest garments -- He surveyed his mangy goatskin with disgust.

    Page 3

  • Holding it far above his head, Hassan tipped it back so that the water shot out of the tiny spout and directly into his open mouth, like wine from a medieval goatskin.

    Day of Honey

  • Holding it far above his head, Hassan tipped it back so that the water shot out of the tiny spout and directly into his open mouth, like wine from a medieval goatskin.

    Day of Honey

  • This goatskin I kept hanging in the sun that the stench of the skin might increase and that there might be no refreshment of coolness in the water.

    Chapter 12

  • There were no fingers being snapped, so I was forced tolearn the patterns and call of the foreign goatskin instrument.

    Sasha Brookner: Sabar: African Hip-Hop

  • There were no fingers being snapped, so I was forced tolearn the patterns and call of the foreign goatskin instrument.

    Sasha Brookner: Sabar: African Hip-Hop

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