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a. The skin of a male deer.
b. A soft, often grayish-yellow leather usually having a suede finish, once made from deerskins but now generally made from sheepskins.
2. buckskins Clothing, especially breeches or shoes, made from buckskin.
3. A person who wears buckskins, especially an American backwoodsman or soldier in the Revolutionary War.
4. A horse of a grayish-yellow color.

buck′skin′ adj.
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1. (Textiles) the skin of a male deer
2. (Tanning)
a. a strong greyish-yellow suede leather, originally made from deerskin but now usually made from sheepskin
b. (as modifier): buckskin boots.
3. (sometimes capital) US a person wearing buckskin clothes, esp an American soldier of the Civil War
4. (Textiles) a stiffly starched cotton cloth
5. (Textiles) a strong satin-woven woollen fabric
(Colours) greyish-yellow
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1. the skin of a buck or deer.
2. a strong, soft, yellowish or grayish leather, orig. prepared from deerskins, now usu. from sheepskins.
3. buckskins, breeches or shoes made of buckskin.
4. a horse the color of buckskin.
5. Archaic. a person, esp. a backwoodsman, dressed in buckskin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckskin - horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
2.buckskin - a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
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جِلْدُ الغَزال
mjúkt leîur
geyik derisigüderi


[ˈbʌkskɪn] N(cuero m de) ante m
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[ˈbʌkskɪn] npeau f de daimbuck teeth n
to have buck teeth → avoir les dents en avant
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[ˈbʌkˌskɪn] npelle f di daino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(bak) noun
the male of the deer, hare, rabbit etc. a buck and a doe.
(of a horse or mule) to make a series of rapid jumps into the air.
ˈbuckskin noun, adjective
(of) a soft leather made of deerskin or sheepskin.
buck up
1. to hurry. You'd better buck up if you want to catch the bus.
2. to cheer up. She bucked up when she heard the news.
pass the buck
to pass on responsibility (to someone else). Whenever he is blamed for anything, he tries to pass the buck.
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References in classic literature ?
No town-bred dandy will compare with a country-bred one -- I mean a downright bumpkin dandy --a fellow that, in the dog-days, will mow his two acres in buckskin gloves for fear of tanning his hands.
We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
His gun is lavishly decorated with brass tacks and vermilion, and provided with a fringed cover, occasionally of buckskin, ornamented here and there with a feather.
His lower limbs were protected by buckskin leggings, and his feet by the ordinary Indian moccasins.
"Boy, I am that scout; a warrior once, a miserable trapper now!" when the tears broke over his wasted cheeks, out of fountains that had long been dried, and, sinking his face between his knees, he covered it decently with his buckskin garment, and sobbed aloud.
Those buckskin legs and calves of legs I've seen in shop windows wouldn't compare at all.
His moccasins were ornamented after the gay fashion of the natives, while the only part of his under dress which appeared below the hunging frock was a pair of buckskin leggings, that laced at the sides, and which were gartered above the knees, with the sinews of a deer.
They have three-cornered cocked hats, purple waistcoats reaching down to their thighs, buckskin knee-breeches, red stockings, heavy shoes with big silver buckles, long surtout coats with large buttons of mother-of-pearl.
This done, you have only to stroll along, with the mill on your back, until you see tanbark in the street, and a knocker wrapped up in buckskin. Then you stop and grind; looking as if you meant to stop and grind till doomsday.
He wore trousers of blue cloth, boots tolerably clean, but not of the brightest polish, and a little too thick in the soles, buckskin gloves, a hat somewhat resembling in shape those usually worn by the gendarmes, and a black cravat striped with white, which, if the proprietor had not worn it of his own free will, might have passed for a halter, so much did it resemble one.
On his feet were deer- skin moccasins, ornamented with porcupines’ quills, after the manner of the Indians, and his limbs were guarded with long leggings of the same material as the moccasins, which, gartering over the knees of his tarnished buckskin breeches, had obtained for him among the settlers the nickname of Leather-Stocking.
A VERY stout, puffy man, in buckskins and Hessian boots, with several immense neckcloths that rose almost to his nose, with a red striped waistcoat and an apple green coat with steel buttons almost as large as crown pieces (it was the morning costume of a dandy or blood of those days) was reading the paper by the fire when the two girls entered, and bounced off his arm-chair, and blushed excessively, and hid his entire face almost in his neckcloths at this apparition.