Definition of Pigskin

1. Noun. Leather from the skin of swine.

Generic synonyms: Leather



Definition of Pigskin

1. n. The skin of a pig, -- used chiefly for making saddles; hence, a colloquial or slang term for a saddle.

2. n. A football; -- so called because the covering is often made of pigskin.

Definition of Pigskin

1. Noun. Leather made from the skin of a pig. ¹

2. Noun. (US slang) A football (see Etymology). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pigskin

1. the skin of a pig [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pigskin

1. 1. The skin of a pig, used chiefly for making saddles; hence, a colloquial or slang term for a saddle. 2. Soft skin in which follicles are widely dilated; seen in pretibial myxoedema. (08 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigskin

pigout
pigouts
pigpen
pigpens
pigs
pigs' feet
pigs' knuckles
pigs can fly
pigs in a blanket
pigs in a poke
pigs in blankets
pigs in the parlour
pigs might fly
pigs out
pigskin (current term)
pigskins
pigsney
pigsneys
pigsnie
pigsnies
pigsny
pigstick
pigsticked
pigsticker
pigstickers
pigsticking
pigsticks
pigsties
pigsty

Literary usage of Pigskin

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1. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"pigskin, stamped, and colored, Avery, A., Nov. 10, '19. (653) $27.50. MELANGE OF HUMOUR. 50 colored plates. Lond., nd Fol. Hf. mor., Smith, A., May 24, '20. ..."

2. Auction Prices of Books: A Representative Record Arranged in Alphabetical by Luther Samuel Livingston (1905)
"pigskin (margins of 2 leaves of Table mended), Thompson,Feb.,'87. ... pigskin (in 4 vols.), Libbie, Jan. 18, '99. (96) $76. pigskin (in 4 vols. ..."

3. African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American by Theodore Roosevelt (1910)
"... APPENDIX F THE original list of the "pigskin Library" was as follows: Bible. Apocrypha. Borrow Bible in Spain. Zingali. Lavengro. Wild Wales. ..."

4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"Heath, 640, 61. Roxburghe, 236, 71. 'Dent, pt. i. 1169, 10/. IOS. LARGE PAPER. Willett, 1030, 11. 7s. Williams, 898, in pigskin, 21/. ..."

5. Underground: Or, Life Below the Surface. Incidents and Accidents Beyond the by Thomas Wallace Knox (1876)
"NOVEL WAY OF OBTAINING A pigskin. — PERU AND ITS SILVER. — A HIGH-TONED CITY. —ARIZONA. — BEAUTIES OF ARIZONA CIVILIZATION. — MINES OF UTAH AND NEVADA. ..."

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