Definition of goatskin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡōtˌskin/


1The skin of a goat.
Example sentences
  • Inside hang sheepskins, saddlebags, the goatskin that Hector and Lalo skinned yesterday to make chaps, a shopping bag reading I LOVE YOU.
  • Unveiled women volunteer shy smiles as they continue with their chores: scrubbing pans, spinning wool, or in one case churning butter in a goatskin suspended from a wooden tripod.
  • Soft goatskins and sheepskins were laid out so the fighters didn't damage each other any more than necessary.
1.1Goatskin, or leather made from it, as a material.
Example sentences
  • Zulu men, for instance, sport the amabheshu, a type of apron of goatskin or leather worn at the back.
  • They appear to have been constructed of greased leather stretched over a wooden frame containing goatskin bags which could be filled with water for submerging and then squeezed out for surfacing.
  • Tuareg and Hausa craftsmen are famous for their fancy leather work - beautiful boots, colorful sandals, and goatskin bags.
1.2A garment or object made out of goatskin.
Example sentences
  • Canteens and goatskins had been half-drained before this was discovered by unfortunate soldiers seeking to slake their thirst.
  • And occasionally the pair produce more than just scented goatskins.
  • The family then begins reveling in their salvation, drinking wine from goatskins.

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Syllabification: goat·skin

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