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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. A layer that forms on the surface of a liquid or semi-solid as it cools
     
  8. (computing) a collection of colour schemes, sounds, artwork, etc, used in the interface of a computer program, usually interchangeably
    - theme
     
  9. [informal] A member of any of several British or American groups consisting predominantly of young people who shave their heads; some engage in white supremacist and anti-immigrant activities and this leads to the perception that all skinheads are racist and violent
    - skinhead
     
  10. [informal] A person whose head is bald or shaved
    - baldhead, baldpate, baldy [informal], skinhead, baldie [informal]
Verb: skin (skinned,skinning)  skin
  1. Strip the skin off
    "skin apples";
    - peel, pare
     
  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. [informal] Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    - overcharge, soak [informal], surcharge, gazump [Brit, informal], fleece [informal], pluck [informal], rob, hook [informal]
     
  5. [Brit, informal] Roll and smoke cannabis
    - skin up [Brit, informal]
     
  6. Form an outer layer of some harder material, esp. due to cooling
    "custard skins over when cold";
    - skin over

Derived forms: skinned, skins, skinning

Type of: aliveness, animation, bag, body covering, bully, cheat, chisel [informal], connective tissue, hooligan, individual, injure, life, living, mortal, ned [UK, informal], person, rind, rip off [informal], roughneck [informal], rowdy, ruffian, scally [UK, informal], somebody, someone, soul, strip, surface, tough [informal], wound, yob [Brit, informal], yobbo [Brit, informal], yobo [Brit, informal]

Part of: aircraft, bootboys, edible fruit, integumentary system, skinheads

Encyclopedia: Skin