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  1. seal, sealskinnoun

    the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal

    "a coat of seal"

  2. sealskinnoun

    a garment (as a jacket or coat or robe) made of sealskin


  1. sealskinnoun

    A type of fabric made from the skin of seals.

  2. sealskinnoun

    Any fabric manufactured to resemble sealskin.

  3. sealskinnoun

    An item of clothing made from sealskin (whether real or imitation).

  4. Etymology: seal + skin


  1. Sealskin

    Sealskin is the skin of a seal. 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 Inuit, a group of people indigenous to North America, argue that banning both seal products and seal hunting is detrimental to their way of life and the Inuit culture. However, many non-Inuit object 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 CA$16 million.Pinseal is the term for sealskin leather.


  1. sealskin

    Sealskin is the skin or fur of a seal, often treated or processed to make various items such as clothing, bags, boots, and other accessories. It is valued for its durability, water resistance, and warmth. Historically, it has been used especially by indigenous Arctic communities.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sealskin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sealskin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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