buckskin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buckskin horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail
    • n buckskin a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buckskin A person clothed in buckskin, particularly an American soldier of the Revolutionary war. "Cornwallis fought as lang's he dought,
      An' did the buckskins claw, man."
    • Buckskin A soft strong leather, usually yellowish or grayish in color, made of deerskin.
    • Buckskin Breeches made of buckskin. "I have alluded to his buckskin ."
    • Buckskin The skin of a buck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buckskin The skin of a buck.
    • n buckskin A kind of soft leather of a yellowish or grayish color, made originally by treating deerskins in a peculiar way, but now usually prepared from sheepskins. In its preparation a great deal of manipulation is required, the softness which is its chief characteristic being produced by the use of either oil or brains in dressing it. It was formerly used for clothing, as by American Indians, frontiersmen, and soldiers, but is now used principally for thick gloves.
    • n buckskin plural Breeches made of buckskin.
    • n buckskin A person clothed in buckskin: a term applied to the American troops during the Revolutionary War.
    • n buckskin A horse of the color of buckskin.
    • buckskin Of or pertaining to buckskin.
    • buckskin Of the color of buckskin: used of a horse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Buckskin a soft leather made of deerskin or sheepskin: a strong twilled woollen cloth, cropped of nap and carefully finished
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Quotations

  • Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner
    “I'd like to put on buckskins and a ponytail and go underwater with a reed, hiding from the Indians... To me, that's sexy!”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. buc, bucca; Dut. bok, Ger. bock, a he-goat.

Usage

In literature:

His dress was buckskin, from head to foot.
"Wild Bill's Last Trail" by Ned Buntline
From the various camps, the girls came singly or in groups, dressed in bright colored calicoes or in heavily fringed and beaded buckskin.
"Among the Sioux" by R. J. Creswell
For many of them wear buckskin hunting shirts, fringed leggings, and moccasins; more a costume peculiar to the savage.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Nearby at a table sat a man named Hankey Dean, A tougher man says Hankey, buckskin chaps had never seen.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
It was then put into a buckskin cloth, through the pores of which the quicksilver was squeezed, leaving the pure gold behind.
"Digging for Gold" by R.M. Ballantyne
And Buckskin deserves all the credit.
"The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon" by James Carson
He was so poor that he used to have welts on his legs from wearin' the same buckskin pants.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Murray interrupted him there by promptly holding out one of the little buckskin bags.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
So the gold was packed in two long buckskin pokes and sent into town to be deposited in the bank.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
These cart drivers generally wore buckskin clothes, tricked out so as to make them gay.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
At the first little rise, Alice reined in the buckskin and gazed about her, breathing deeply of the sage-laden air.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
This stranger wore the broad-rimmed felt hat and the buckskin suit of a Ranger, and none of that force was welcome here.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
One wore tight, high boots, and the others a sort of white buckskin, with ankle straps.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
Ever wear a wet buckskin glove?
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
Everybody who has gold has also his little buckskin pouch to hold it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
The sewing was done with an awl and buckskin strings.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Then each took a piece of the buckskin thong, and fastened it round his waist, leaving enough to form a running loop.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
When it came, the brown buckskin was no longer in sight!
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
It was a little buckskin sack, round and heavy with its contents.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
They were almost a different race from the buckskin-clad people of the wilderness from whom he came.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
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In news:

SAR Training at Buckskin Scout Reservation.
Norman Odam is in his Legendary Stardust Cowboy outfit—yellow chaps , buckskin jacket, cowboy boots, spurs, and a white ten-gallon hat—on the set of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
A peacock crosses the front yard of a house on Buckskin Lane in Rolling Hills Estates.
Norman Odam is in his Legendary Stardust Cowboy outfit—yellow chaps, buckskin jacket, cowboy boots, spurs, and a white ten-gallon hat—on the set of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
Buckskin Bowmen Archery Club of Gwinn Clubhouse.
Buckskin Bowmen Archery Club of Gwinn Clubhouse .
33 Buckskin Circle, New Castle – Castle Valley Ranch King mattress set, patio furniture, golf items & lots of household items.
Jonathan Kimble, a 24-year-old student, is the burly, bushy-bearded man who wears a coonskin cap and buckskin coat at school-sponsored functions, particularly when the West Virginia Mountaineers sports teams play.
In 1822, Noah Ludlow dressed himself in a buckskin hunting shirt and leggings, donned moccasins and an old slouch hat, put a rifle on his shoulder, and changed American politics forever with a song called "The Hunters of Kentucky".
Striking, rare golden Buckskin color 16 hands.
Buckskin Council Pack 33 held its first Cub Scout Awards Ceremony in years at the Marlinton United Methodist Church recently.
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