1) The word ‘buck’ was used for the male of different animals, certainly of the deer or goat, but the leather called buckskin is likely to have been from the deer.

1402 et j tunica de uno bukskyne, Normanton

1433 unum dublett coopertum cum bukskynnes, Naburn

1453 6 pec’ bokesk[yn], Hull

1490 2 dos’ bukeskyns, Hull. An alternative term was ‘buckfell’: 1483 5 dacres bukfelles, Hull.

dates 1402 1433 1453 1490

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