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1. The skin of a pig.
2. Leather made from the skin of a pig.
3. Sports A football.
4. Informal A saddle.


1. (Tanning) the skin of the domestic pig
2. (Textiles) leather made of this skin
3. (American Football) informal US and Canadian a football
(Textiles) made of pigskin



1. the skin of a pig.
2. leather made from it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pigskin - leather from the skin of swinepigskin - leather from the skin of swine  
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
جِلْد الخِنْزير المَدْبوغ
bravčová koža
domuz derisi


[ˈpɪgskɪn] Npiel f de cerdo, cuero m de chancho (LAm)


ncuir m de porc
adj [wallet, briefcase, luggage] → en cuir de porc


[ˈpɪgˌskɪn] ncinghiale m


(pig) noun
1. a kind of farm animal whose flesh is eaten as pork, ham and bacon. He keeps pigs.
2. an offensive word for an unpleasant, greedy or dirty person. You pig!
ˈpiggyplural ˈpiggies noun
a child's word for a (little) pig.
like a pig's. piggy eyes.
ˈpiglet (-lit) noun
a baby pig.
piggybackpickabackˌpigˈheaded adjective
stubborn. a pigheaded idiot.
ˌpigˈheadedness noun
ˈpigskin noun, adjective
(of) a kind of leather made from the skin of a pig. Her purse was (made of) pigskin.
ˈpigstyplural ˈpigsties, ~ˈpigstyes noun
1. a building in which pigs are kept.
2. a dirty, untidy place. This room is a pigsty!
pigswillswillˈpigtail noun
a plait usually worn at the sides of the head. She wears her hair in pigtails.
pigs might fly
said of something very unlikely to happen. `We might have fine weather for our holidays.' `Yes, and pigs might fly!'
References in classic literature ?
This being accomplished, he felt anxious to make trial himself, on the spot, of the virtue of this precious balsam, as he considered it, and so he drank near a quart of what could not be put into the flask and remained in the pigskin in which it had been boiled; but scarcely had he done drinking when he began to vomit in such a way that nothing was left in his stomach, and with the pangs and spasms of vomiting he broke into a profuse sweat, on account of which he bade them cover him up and leave him alone.
Sancho Panza, who also regarded the amendment of his master as miraculous, begged him to give him what was left in the pigskin, which was no small quantity.
Moving slowly outward upon the two branches Tarzan swung Numa out so that he could not reach the bole of the tree with his raking talons, then he made the rope fast after drawing the lion clear of the ground, dropped his five pigskin sacks to earth and leaped down himself.
He gasped for breath and struggled; but the strips of pigskin that held his four legs together were numerous and tough.
First he drew the larger bag over Numa's head and secured it about his neck with the draw string, then he managed, after considerable effort, during which he barely escaped being torn to ribbons by the mighty talons, to hog-tie Numa--drawing his four legs together and securing them in that position with the strips trimmed from the pigskins.
He stood there, in Norfolk jacket, pigskin puttees, and all the rest of the fashionable get-up out of a bandbox, sneering at me covered with filth and grease to the eyebrows and looking like a navvy.
He drew out of his breast pocket a new pigskin pocket-book.
The pressure inside a football will not remain constant but will respond to the temperature outside the pigskin.
Enthusiastic young readers will see a football transform before your eyes from a melon-like ball crudely stitched together to the aerodynamic pigskin it is today; or watch as a quarterback evolves from a scrawny helmet-less player of the 1930s to a hulking play caller of the modern era.
com)-- Two South Jersey authors, Deb Durst and Jill Rubin take American football terms to a new level and they're eager to share it during their Lipstick on Pigskin Book Tour.
Mobile technology is becoming as crucial in connecting fans to their favorite teams as pigskin is to the game of football.
Case in point: the pigskin is better served after the pig itself.