Definition of buckskin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəkˌskin/


1The skin of a male deer.
Example sentences
  • On the American frontier, buckskins were often used as units of commerce.
  • Outside one actor's tent on Saturday, a buckskin was stretched out to dry.
  • The meat of buffalo and deer was a source of food, while the hides provided rawhide and buckskins for teepee covers, blankets, clothes and parfleches.
1.1Grayish leather with a suede finish, traditionally made from the skin of a male deer but now more commonly made from sheepskin: [as modifier]: a pair of buckskin moccasins
More example sentences
  • With his large white Stetson, red shirt, fringed buckskin jacket and large black boots I recognized him immediately as Buffalo Bill himself.
  • Then he turned to Plummer and asked him to take custody of the buckskin sack.
  • The gift shop at the Jicarilla museum provides an outlet for the sale of locally crafted Jicarilla traditional items, including basketry, beadwork, feather work, and finely tanned buckskin leather.
1.2 (buckskins) Clothes or shoes made from buckskin.
Example sentences
  • Women, including the suburb's mayor, strode about in period dresses and bonnets, men in buckskins or colorful military uniforms of the day.
  • In the months after they've wintered at Fort Mandan, their European clothing is starting to wear out and they are transitioning to buckskins.
  • As with the Williams rendition, Cody is again dressed in buckskins instead of his vaquero outfit.
1.3Thick, smooth cotton or woolen fabric.
2North American A horse of a grayish-yellow color.
Example sentences
  • She was a buckskin mare, noticeably taller than the horses surrounding her.
  • A whinny from a buckskin horse eating the grass beside the trail made her smile.
  • As Black Blaze reared and screamed, Angel faced a young man atop a buckskin horse.



Example sentences
  • The first white men to press the soil of the township were the armed, belted and buckskinned knights under Col. William Crawford, in 1782, as they went silently, swiftly and with grim determination to battle. death and disaster on the Sandusky plains.
  • Mittened hands met buckskinned ones in the strong grasp of friendship, and now, as they rode on, the whole village emerged into sight.
  • On the political stump, the example of the buckskinned Whig congressman and Tennessee rifleman Davy Crockett was widely imitated.

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Syllabification: buck·skin

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