Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

seal + skin

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!

    WN.com - Business News

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

    WN.com - Business News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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