Definition of pigskin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiɡˌskin/


1The hide of a domestic pig.
Example sentences
  • Wine was frequently stored in cueros, pigskins lined with pitch or resin which tainted the wine.
  • We have to find them, kill them, wrap them in a pigskin and bury them.
  • Indeed, the ancient purity laws of Leviticus in the Old Testament prohibit the activities of ingesting shellfish or touching a dead pigskin.
1.1Leather made from this.
Example sentences
  • Anmar took out his last little swatch of pigskin leather from the bag at his feet.
  • Since touching the skin of a dead pig makes one ‘unclean,’ no one can wear gloves made of pigskin.
  • It's that I have come to resemble a huge, distended pigskin sack that has been stuffed to bursting point with offal and custard by greedy giants.
2North American informal A football.
Example sentences
  • Early in his career, which began in 1995 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Holcomb seemed more comfortable with a clipboard in his hands than a pigskin.
  • His main competition at training camp has been there the whole time, sweating it out with his teammates, and throwing the pigskin pretty well, one might add.
  • As you chuck it to one of your receivers or are playing defense on the thrown ball, the pigskin almost seems to disappear for a split second.

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Syllabification: pig·skin

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