Slang term for the ball used in American football. I don't believe that they are made of pig skin anymore.

Pig"skin` (?), n.

The skin of a pig, -- used chiefly for making saddles; hence, a colloquial or slang term for a saddle.


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Pig"skin`, n.

A football; -- so called because the covering is often made of pigskin. [Colloq.]


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