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Another word for skin

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Noun
  1. The tissue forming the external covering of the body

    See also:

    surface

  2. A thin outer covering of an object

    See also:

    surface

  3. The outer covering of a fruit

    See also:

    surface

Verb
  1. To remove the skin of

    See also:

    put-on

  2. To furnish with a covering of a different material

    See also:

    surface

Another word for skin

Idioms:

    be no skin off one's back or nose

  1. by-the-skin-of-one-s-teeth

  2. get under one's skin

  3. with a whole skin

Synonym Study

  • Bark applies to the hard covering of trees and woody plants
  • Peel is used of the skin or rind of fruit that has been removed, as by stripping potato peel, lemon peel
  • Rind applies to the thick, tough covering of certain fruits, as of a watermelon, or of cheeses, bacon, etc.
  • Pelt refers to the skin, esp. the untanned skin, of a fur-bearing animal, as of a mink, fox, sheep, etc.
  • Hide is used of the tough skins of certain large animals, as of a horse, cow, elephant, etc.
  • Skin is the general term for the outer covering of the animal body and for the covering, especially if thin and tight, of certain fruits and vegetables human skin, the skin of a peach