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Meaning of "sealskin" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEALSKIN

sealskin  [ˈsiːlˌskɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEALSKIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sealskin is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEALSKIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sealskin

Sealskin

Sealskin is the skin of a seal which has been hunted. Seal skins have been used by aboriginal people for millennia to make waterproof jackets and boots, and seal fur to make fur coats. Sailors used to have tobacco pouches made from sealskin. Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia and Namibia all export sealskin. It was traditionally used to make Scottish sporrans. The indigenous Inuit people argue that banning seal products is detrimental to their way of life. However there are many objections to the use of seal skin, fur and pelts, and it is illegal to hunt seals in many countries, particularly young seals. The value of global sealskin exports in 2006 was over 16 million Canadian dollars.

Definition of sealskin in the English dictionary

The definition of sealskin in the dictionary is the skin or pelt of a fur seal, esp when dressed with the outer hair removed and the underfur dyed dark brown. Other definition of sealskin is a garment made of this skin.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEALSKIN


bearskin
ˈbɛəˌskɪn
buckskin
ˈbʌkˌskɪn
calfskin
ˈkɑːfˌskɪn
cleanskin
ˈkliːnˌskɪn
coonskin
ˈkuːnˌskɪn
cowskin
ˈkaʊˌskɪn
doeskin
ˈdəʊˌskɪn
foreskin
ˈfɔːˌskɪn
goatskin
ˈɡəʊtˌskɪn
kidskin
ˈkɪdˌskɪn
lambskin
ˈlæmˌskɪn
leopardskin
ˈlɛpədˌskɪn
moleskin
ˈməʊlˌskɪn
oilskin
ˈɔɪlˌskɪn
pigskin
ˈpɪɡˌskɪn
sheepskin
ˈʃiːpˌskɪn
snakeskin
ˈsneɪkˌskɪn
wineskin
ˈwaɪnˌskɪn
wolfskin
ˈwʊlfˌskɪn
woolskin
ˈwʊlˌskɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEALSKIN

seal ring
seal-like
seal-point
sealable
sealant
sealed
sealed book
sealed move
sealed orders
sealed road
sealed unit
sealed-beam
sealed-beam headlight
sealer
sealeries
sealery
sealine
sealing
sealing wax
sealwax

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEALSKIN

banana skin
buskin
combination skin
deerskin
gaskin
get under one´s skin
joskin
onionskin
pine siskin
ponyskin
Rumpelstiltskin
Ruskin
scarfskin
sharkskin
siskin
skin
stressed skin
stressed-skin
thick skin
thin skin

Synonyms and antonyms of sealskin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sealskin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEALSKIN

Find out the translation of sealskin to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sealskin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sealskin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海豹皮
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

piel de foca
570 millions of speakers

English

sealskin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sealskin
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جلد الفقمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тюленьей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sealskin
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সীলের চর্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peau de phoque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kulit laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Seehundfell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シールスキン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

표범 가죽
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sealskin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

da hải cẩu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாயின் தோல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सीलस्कीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fok derisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pelle di foca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skór borsukowych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тюленьей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piele de focă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sealskin
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

robbevelle
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sealskin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selskinn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sealskin

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEALSKIN»

The term «sealskin» is regularly used and occupies the 58.553 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEALSKIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sealskin» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sealskin» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sealskin

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEALSKIN»

Discover the use of sealskin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sealskin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Dance on a Sealskin
Young Annie is nervous and excited about performing her first story-dance at the village potlatch. Through this centuries old tradition, she will honor her ancestors and officially become part of her Yup'ik Eskimo community.
Barbara Winslow, 2001
2
Sealskin and shoddy: working women in American labor press ...
This collection of twenty-five stories published in union journals offers a portrait both of women's experiences as wage-earners and of the conflicts, values, and aspirations that touched their lives in this period of massive social ...
Ann Schofield, 1988
3
Sealskin Boots and a Printing Press - Piecing Together the ...
9. The. Sealskin. Boot. Trade. Whenever someone in Newfoundland and Labrador mentions the name of Canon J. T. Richards, if they recognize the name at all, they almost invariably mention the “skinboot church.” Although sealskin boots ...
Irving Letto, 2012
4
The Sealskin Cloak...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Rolf Boldrewood, 2012
5
Alaska Eskimo Footwear
A band of bleached sealskin is sewn to the upper edge and stitched with black thread to form a casing. Drawstrings are threaded through the casings. Ankle straps are cut from bleached skins; a short piece of shaved sealskin is sewn to the ...
Jill Elizabeth Oakes, Roderick R. Riewe, 2007
6
World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East
sealskin. hits. The town of Sisimut, just north of the Arctic circle, boasts 5000 Eskimos, 3000 dogs and a twenty-four track recording studio. This is the home of ULO, who could be legitimately described as the world's most successful record ...
Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo, 1999
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Kiviuq: An Inuit Hero and His Siberian Cousins
This particular type of sealskin is called qiviuq in our dialect. The grandmother made clothing out of qiviuq skin for Kiviuq, whose name is derived from qiviuq.” If Kiviuq is the seal-boy, we are left wondering how he grew from a seal in water to a ...
Kira Van Deusen, 2009
8
Good Housekeeping
Sealskin was never in greater demand than now, and dyes have been brought to such perfection that a good sealskin will wear a generation without becoming shabby. Dealers are already in despair lest the perfection of these goods injure ...
‎1889
9
Harpoon of the Hunter
A sealskin sack! A sealskin sack is food. He has been carrying food all along and didn't know it. His sack is dry, but it is food. 'He told me once that when you're facing starvation anything made of animal can be eaten', he thinks, remembering  ...
Markoosie, 1970
10
Sinews of Survival: The Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing
The sealskin trousers tuck into the boots and are decorated with inserts of light- coloured fur on the inside of the thighs. The boots are dehaired, brown, and come to the knee. The painting of the woman dressed in a sealskin amauti shows a ...
Betty Kobayashi Issenman, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEALSKIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sealskin is used in the context of the following news items.
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker forced to return $3500 sealskin vest as part …
Alaska's governor and lieutenant governor will return sealskin vests received as gifts, the governor's office said on Monday, amid an ethics investigation by a ... «Raw Story, Jul 15»
2
Yellowknife woman's sealskin creations in the spotlight
A Yellowknife woman's sealskin cuffs are turning heads after they were worn on stage by throat singer Tanya Tagaq. Cheryl Fennell, who is Métis, learned how ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
Alaska governor to return seal-skin vest paid for with North Slope …
Byron Mallott will return bearded sealskin vests they were given by an organization affiliated with the North Slope Borough following the disclosure that the ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jul 15»
4
Nicole Camphaug takes sealskin footwear to new heights
Nunavut designer Nicole Camphaug is taking sealskin footwear to a whole new level with her new line of fur-covered ballet flats, kitten heels and stilettos. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
5
Humane Society International bosses accept Rod Stewart's sealskin
Animal rights activists at Humane Society International have forgiven Rod Stewart after the rocker was spotted wearing a sealskin jacket in a recent photo. «3News NZ, Jul 15»
6
Store owner says Stewart was well aware the coat was sealskin
Rock icon Rod Stewart is denying he knew the coat he wore at a St. John's fur shop last weekend was made of sealskin. A post to Stewart's official Facebook ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
7
Rod Stewart gets fitted for sealskin coat in St. John's
"At the end of it, we did have them all fitted for sealskin jackets, that was my request, and they loved them," Halloran said. "But they decided with the warmth and ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
8
Yellowknife artist's sealskin cuffs become controversial symbol
EDMONTON - Cheryl Fennell never expected her hand-sewn seal-hide cuffs would become the most powerful snap bracelets in Canada. But after the Inuk ... «Edmonton Journal, Jun 15»
9
ARTISANS: Sold on sealskin - Part 1
Unlike some high-end boutiques that sell sealskin and other animal fur products, Laurie didn't want to limit her clientele to only those who could afford expensive ... «The Telegram, Apr 15»
10
Rob Moore asks US Customs to return Nora Fitzgerald's sealskin
Newfoundland and Labrador's regional minister has stepped in to try to get a Corner Brook woman's sealskin purse returned to her after it was confiscated by ... «CBC.ca, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sealskin [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sealskin>. Dec 2019 ».
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