Etymology
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buckskin (n.)

c. 1300, "skin of a buck," from buck (n.1) + skin (n.). Meaning "kind of soft leather made from buckskin" was in use by 1793. Formerly much used for clothing by Native Americans and frontiersmen; the word was a nickname for Continental troops in the American Revolution.

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Definitions of buckskin

buckskin (n.)
horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail;
buckskin (n.)
a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin;
From wordnet.princeton.edu