Definitions

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  • n. Leather tanned from a hog's skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Leather tanned from a hog's skin. Also used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Leather made of the hides of hogs, having a grained and minutely punctured surface, used for saddles (generally under the name pigskin) and as an ornamental material for bookbinding and wall-hangings. For the latter uses also called sowskin and hogs’ leather. See also Avignon leather (under leather) and corami.

Etymologies

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hog +‎ skin

Examples

  • And I did these things, not that I was an egotist, not that I was impervious to the critical glances of my fellows, but because of a certain hogskin belt, plethoric and sweat-bewrinkled, which buckled next the skin above the hips.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • And all this was due, not to my royal lineage, nor to the deeds I had done and the champions I had overthrown, but to a certain hogskin belt buckled next the skin.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • The hogskin belt was flat as famine, nor did it longer gird my loins.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • So I gathered my belongings together, cinched my hogskin belt tight about me, and went away to my own country.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • Suddenly a new hogskin suitcase of distinctive design hit him on the knees, the golf-bag brushed the shins of the shy young man opposite him and an armful of assorted magazines burst over the pretty girl in the far corner of the compartment.

    The Return of Mr Campion

  • They wore round caps, boots of hogskin drawn over their naked feet, and belts of raw hide, in which they stuck their sabres and knives.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Giving Particulars Of The Lives and Deaths Of The Pirates And Buccaneers

  • The consummate confidence of the man soothed the unease of the young fellow with the hogskin belt.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • The boy unbuckled the ribbon of hogskin beneath his shirt and passed it to the man behind the gun.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • He gave me a pony on my next birthday, and a little hogskin saddle made especially by Master Wythe, the London saddler in the town, with a silver-mounted bridle.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • He gave me a pony on my next birthday, and a little hogskin saddle with a silver-mounted bridle made especially by Master Wythe, the London saddler in the town, with a silver-mounted bridle.

    Richard Carvel

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