Definitions

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

  • n. The pelt or fur, especially the underfur, of a seal.
  • n. A garment made of sealskin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of fabric made from the skin of seals.
  • n. Any fabric manufactured to resemble sealskin.
  • n. An item of clothing made from sealskin (whether real or imitation).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skin of a seal; the pelt of a seal prepared for use, esp. of the fur seal; also, a garment made of this material.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The skin of a seal, tanned or otherwise dressed as material for clothing (as boots, shoes, and caps), and for many other uses; especially, the prepared fur of the fur-seal, used for women's jackets or sacks; by extension, a garment made of this fur.

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

  • n. the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
  • n. a garment (as a jacket or coat or robe) made of sealskin

Etymologies

seal + skin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The soft sound of a limousine purred through the area grating and two well-fed figures in sealskin coats, led by the "friendly visitor," appeared at the door.

    Hungry Hearts

  • Special note from Greg: Oops, I called the sealskin boat an 'upiak', but actually it's an 'umiak', 24 hours of sunlight can really mess with your head!

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  • Special note from Greg: Oops, I called the sealskin boat an

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  • Underneath his 'sealskin' is nothing but a sweaty northerner with poor taste in dungarees and a inoperable genital wart condition, peel back my silky black skin and you will find nothing but GENUINE BLUBBER. semen

    Army Rumour Service

  • He took the familiar turning to the right at the head of the street, and as he plodded along the slippery walk he decided that one of the first things he must do was to buy sealskin cap and gloves.

    THE PRODIGAL FATHER

  • A slender, black-haired woman, clad in sealskin, stood with her back to him, staring at smoke and fire in the distance.

    End of Time

  • Likewise the Inuit were using sealskin, still a leather but with the fur left on for added warmth.

    A Brief History of the Shoe « Colleen Anderson

  • And there were skirts made of sharkskin and pants made of sealskin; the latter are illegal in the U.S., although their maker helpfully advised, “Sometimes people take them in the bottom of their suitcase.”

    Oil on Ice

  • He scuffed his sealskin boots on the mat, removed them, and left them with the others lined up along the wall.

    The Snow Whale

  • After wearing a sealskin coat during a November Newfoundland Santa Claus parade, 19-Year-old beauty queen Sarah Green was shocked to see herself smeared with blood and wielding a club over a pile of gore-stained seal carcasses in a doctored online photo posted on a anti-hunting Facebook page.

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