Meaning of “buckskin” in the English Dictionary

"buckskin" in British English

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buckskinnoun

uk /ˈbʌk.skɪn/ us /ˈbʌk.skɪn/

buckskin noun (HORSE)

[ C ] US a light yellowish-brown horse with a black mane and tail and black lower legs

Examples from literature

  • Saddle-bags of buckskin, ornamented with red woolen cloth, and long fringe of buckskin. 
  • The boys picked the papers up and also a small bag of buckskin. 
  • The silk dropped away like rotting leaves, but the buckskin bag was stout and in perfect condition. 
  • Washington always rode a good horse and sometimes wore a blue coat, scarlet waistcoat, buckskin breeches, top boots and velvet cap and carried a whip with a long thong. 
  • Will drew rein, and ran an interested eye over the man, who was clad in buckskin. 

(Definition of “buckskin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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