AskDefine | Define doeskin

Dictionary Definition

doeskin

Noun

1 soft leather from deerskin or lambskin
2 a fine smooth soft woolen fabric

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English

Etymology

From doe + skin.

Adjective

  1. Manufactured from doeskin.

Noun

  1. Leather from the skin of a female deer or sheep.
  2. The hide of a doe, as opposed to a buck.
    Frequently, doeskins had a higher value in trade than the skins of bucks, as they were considered of finer quality.
  3. A glove made of doeskin leather; usually constructed in plural.
    Elizabeth accidentally left her doeskins on the pew at Sunday service.
  4. A very soft, close-napped fabric, especially of high quality.
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