What does skin mean?

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  1. (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human.
  2. (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant.
  3. (countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
  4. (countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.
  5. (computing) A set of resources that modifies the appearance and/or layout of the graphical user interface of a computer program.
  6. (countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.
  7. (countable, slang) Clipping of skinhead.
  8. (Australia) A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual′s physical skin.
  9. (video game) An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a 3D character model in a video game.
  10. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids.
  11. (nautical) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
  12. (nautical) The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel; the shell; also, a lining inside the framing.
  1. (transitive) To injure the skin of.
  2. (transitive) To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
  3. (colloquial) To high five.
  4. (computing) To apply a skin to (a computer program).
  5. (Britain, soccer, transitive) To use tricks to go past a defender.
  6. (intransitive) To become covered with skin.
  7. (transitive) To cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
  8. (US, slang, archaic) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use cribs, memoranda, etc., which are prohibited.
  9. (slang, dated) To strip of money or property; to cheat.
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