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pigskin

1. slang An American football. (Once actually made of the hides of pigs.) Want to go out back and toss the pigskin around, Dad? I gave Jeff a pigskin for his birthday, but he just doesn't have any interest in sports.
2. slang The game of American football. Sundays are for sitting on the couch and watching some pigskin.
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pigskin

n. a football. (Alludes to the covering on an American football.) Fred kicked the pigskin through the goal posts and won the game.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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