Pigskin
Pigskin Pig"skin` (p[i^]g"sk[i^]n`), n. 1. The skin of a pig, -- used chiefly for making saddles; hence, a colloquial or slang term for a saddle. [1913 Webster]

2. A football; -- so called because the covering is often made of pigskin. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Pigskin — may refer to: *Leather made from a pig s skin *Football (ball) …   Wikipedia

  • pigskin — (n.) saddle leather, 1855, from PIG (Cf. pig) (n.) + SKIN (Cf. skin) (n.). As slang for football from 1894 …   Etymology dictionary

  • pigskin — ► NOUN ▪ leather made from the hide of a domestic pig …   English terms dictionary

  • pigskin — [pig′skin΄] n. 1. the skin of a pig 2. leather made from this ☆ 3. Informal a football …   English World dictionary

  • pigskin — pig|skin [ˈpıgˌskın] n 1.) [U] leather made from the skin of a pig ▪ a pigskin suitcase 2.) [singular] AmE informal the ball used in American football ▪ We started tossing the pigskin around …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pigskin — [[t]pɪ̱gskɪn[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Pigskin is leather made from the skin of a pig. ...handmade pigskin luggage …   English dictionary

  • pigskin — UK [ˈpɪɡˌskɪn] / US noun [uncountable] Word forms pigskin : singular pigskin plural pigskins leather made from the skin of a pig …   English dictionary

  • pigskin — /ˈpɪgskɪn/ (say pigskin) noun 1. leather made from the skin of a pig. 2. any piece of a pig s skin, whether tanned or not. 3. leather, made from the skins of capybaras, peccaries, etc. 4. Colloquial a saddle. –adjective 5. made of pigskin …   Australian English dictionary

  • pigskin — noun 1 (U) leather made from the skin of a pig 2 (singular) AmE informal the ball used in American football: tossing the pigskin around …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pigskin — noun Date: 1852 1. the skin of a swine or leather made of it 2. a. a jockey s saddle b. football 2a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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