|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch|
"your skin is the largest organ of your body"
|Related terms:||connective_tissue body_covering scalp prepuce prepuce skin_graft thick_skin investment buff hangnail dewlap animal_skin integumentary_system wrinkle epidermis sweat_gland freckle pore sebaceous_gland scab macule dermis free_nerve_ending pacinian_corpuscle whitehead blackhead liver_spot skin_cell melanin|
|2.||[ noun ] (botany,zoology) the tissue forming the hard outer layer of e.g. a fruit|
|3.||[ noun ] an outer surface (usually thin)|
"the skin of an airplane"
|Related terms:||surface aircraft|
|4.||[ noun ] (zoology) body covering of a living animal|
|5.||[ noun ] a person's skin regarded as their life|
"he tried to save his skin"
|6.||[ verb ] remove the bark of a tree|
|7.||[ verb ] bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of|
"The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
|Related terms:||injure abrasion scratch|
|8.||[ verb ] strip the skin off ("pare apples")|
|Related terms:||strip peel_off flay peeler peeler parer skinner|
|9.||[ noun ] (food) the rind of a fruit|
|Related terms:||rind orange_peel lemon_peel banana_peel jacket edible_fruit|
|10.||[ verb ] climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling|
|Synonyms:||clamber scramble struggle shinny sputter shin|
|Related terms:||climb struggle|
|11.||[ verb ] strike against an object|
|Synonyms:||scrape abrade stub|
"She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"
|12.||[ noun ] a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the skin of an animal|
|Related terms:||bag wineskin waterskin|