Definition of deerskin in US English:

deerskin

noun

  • Leather made from deer's skin.

    • ‘Women wore short, thick kilts of shredded tulles or skirts of deerskin.’
    • ‘Before the Ojibwa began to trade with Europeans and Americans, they wore clothing made from animal hides, primarily from tanned deerskin.’
    • ‘The fundamental item of men's clothing was a breechcloth made of a strip of deerskin or fabric.’
    • ‘For ceremonies, the men wore a deerskin shirt decorated with paint, feathers, porcupine-quills and scalps.’
    • ‘More recent Indian medicine men carried charms, fetishes and sacred talismans in similar deerskin bags that must have been a potent symbol of tribal authority.’
    • ‘He was wearing deerskin clothes that looked pretty grimy and he didn't smell pretty with the grease and whisky and dead animal stinks coming off him.’
    • ‘By the end of the eighteenth century, trade cloth replaced deerskin as the basic clothing material.’
    • ‘The Mohican decorated their deerskin clothing, baskets, and other artefacts with quillwork, corn husks, beads, feathers, and paint.’
    • ‘The traditional Ewenki house resembles an umbrella framed by twenty-five to thirty poles covered with birch bark and deerskin.’
    • ‘The women wore deerskin dresses, leggings, moccasins, and petticoats made of woven nettle or thistle fibers.’
    • ‘He survived by eating his deerskin boots.’
    • ‘Women wore a short skirt and sometimes a deerskin shirt.’
    • ‘Charlie Palmer removed his walnut-colored canvas field coat and deerskin shooting gloves.’
    • ‘One could almost believe that at any moment Scott and his men would come shuffling in, hang up their deerskin coats and start boiling a brew.’
    • ‘The men wore deerskin breechcloths.’
    • ‘With her long black braids and beaded deerskin dress, Rosebud Yellow Robe was an intriguing presence, holding audiences spellbound with her renditions of traditional Indian stories and her demonstrations of native crafts.’
    • ‘Traditional clothing for men consisted of a breech-cloth, deerskin leggings, a shirt, and, in winter, moccasins.’
    • ‘During warm months the Ojibwa slept on cedar bough mattresses, each person wrapped in a bearskin or deerskin robe.’
    • ‘The clothing of the Iroquois was typically made from deerskin.’
    • ‘I'd spent nearly a year making the dress from four deerskins.’

Pronunciation

deerskin

/ˈdirskin//ˈdɪrskɪn/