Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The skin of a goat.
  • n. Leather made from a goatskin.
  • n. A container, as for wine, made from a goatskin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A liquid container (especially of wine or water) made from goat leather.
  • n. a bodhran drum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skin of a goat, or leather made from it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The detached skin of the goat, with or without the hair.
  • n. Tanned or tawed leather from the skin of the goat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the hide of a goat

Etymologies

goat + skin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also received by Palin: jewelry made from renewable materials, a piece of stained glass, a custom Bible hand bound in goatskin leather, more than two dozen books and some cds.

    Palin reveals receiving range of gifts

  • Sometimes the memory of the past is very strong upon me, and I forget that I am a dirty old man, clad in goatskin, wandering with my savage grandsons who are goatherds in the primeval wilderness.

    The Scarlet Plague

  • Holding it far above his head, Hassan tipped it back so that the water shot out of the tiny spout and directly into his open mouth, like wine from a medieval goatskin.

    Day of Honey

  • There were no fingers being snapped, so I was forced tolearn the patterns and call of the foreign goatskin instrument.

    Sasha Brookner: Sabar: African Hip-Hop

  • And my hands were soft, because I did no work with them, and my body was clean all over and dressed in the softest garments -- He surveyed his mangy goatskin with disgust.

    Page 3

  • I was feverish, and on occasion I drank sparingly of water from a stinking goatskin.

    Chapter 12

  • This goatskin I kept hanging in the sun that the stench of the skin might increase and that there might be no refreshment of coolness in the water.

    Chapter 12

  • After extensive preparations, the bookbinder then mounts the diploma in a leather cover made of the highest quality goatskin.

    The Nobel Prize Diplomas

  • He wears "High-top boots expensively clicker'd with gold taps, a pair of hip-hugging jodhpur-style pants in a faded mauve tone, an amount of gold chains, a heavy mink coat to keep out the worst of the hardwind's assaults and a goatskin beanie hat set pavee-style at the crown of his head."

    City of Bohane by Kevin Barry – review

  • Now, if you want to sacrifice a couple of goats and a dog to Lupa, then run around town naked, save for a bloody thong of goatskin — — that's a goddamn reason to get out of bed.

    Dear sweet fuck, it's pink.

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