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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!'
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The pigskin palms are very tough and don't get stiff after they've been wet.
The pressure inside a football will not remain constant but will respond to the temperature outside the pigskin.
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