noun Date: 1821 a bag that is made from the skin of an animal (as a goat) and that is used for holding wine

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  • wineskin — [wīn′skin΄] n. in Eastern countries, a large bag for holding wine, made of the skin of an animal …   English World dictionary

  • wineskin — /wuyn skin /, n. a bag, usually of goatskin, for carrying wine and having a spigot from which one drinks. Also called wine bag. [1815 25; WINE + SKIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • wineskin — noun A bag, traditionally made from the skin of a goat, used for holding and dispensing wine …   Wiktionary

  • wineskin — n. large bag made of the skin of an animal for carrying and containing wine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wineskin — noun an animal skin sewn up and used to hold wine …   English new terms dictionary

  • wineskin — wine•skin [[t]ˈwaɪnˌskɪn[/t]] n. vin a bag, usu. of goatskin, for carrying wine …   From formal English to slang

  • wineskin — /ˈwaɪnskɪn/ (say wuynskin) noun 1. a vessel made of the nearly complete skin of a goat, or the like, used, especially in the East, for holding wine. 2. Colloquial someone who drinks great or excessive quantities of wine …   Australian English dictionary

  • wineskin — n. a whole skin of a goat etc. sown up and used to hold wine …   Useful english dictionary

  • wine bag — wineskin. * * * …   Universalium

  • wine bag — wineskin. * * * wine bag noun 1. A wineskin 2. A tippler • • • Main Entry: ↑wine …   Useful english dictionary

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