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Noun: skin  skin
  1. A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    "your skin is the largest organ of your body";
    - tegument, cutis
     
  2. An outer surface (usually thin)
    "the skin of an aeroplane"
     
  3. Body covering of a living animal
    - hide, pelt
     
  4. A person's skin regarded as their life
    "he tried to save his skin"
     
  5. The rind of a fruit or vegetable
    - peel
     
  6. A bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal
     
  7. (computing) a collection of colour schemes, sounds, artwork, etc, used in the interface of a computer program, usually interchangeably
    - theme
Verb: skin (skinned,skinning)  skin
  1. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    - clamber, scramble, shin, shinny [N. Amer], struggle, sputter
     
  2. Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of
    "The boy skinned his knee when he fell";
    - scrape
     
  3. Remove the bark of a tree
    - bark
     
  4. Strip the skin off
    "skin apples";
    - peel, pare

Derived forms: skinning, skinned, skins

Type of: aliveness, animation, bag, body covering, climb, connective tissue, injure, life, living, rind, strip, surface, wound

Part of: aircraft, edible fruit, integumentary system

Encyclopedia: Skin