buffalo robebuffalo robe
a carriage robe or rug made of the skin of the bison, dressed with the hair on
The dressed skin of the North American bison, used as a lap robe, cape, or blanket.
(plural buffalo robes)
- (US, historical) A cured bison hide, with the hair left on, used as a blanket or wrap.
- 1920 The snow was too thick and the ruts frozen too hard for the motor. They drove out in a clumsy high carriage. Tucked over them was a blue woolen cover, prickly to her wrists, and outside of it a buffalo robe, humble and moth-eaten now, used ever since the bison herds had streaked the prairie a few miles to the west. — Lewis Sinclair, Main Street.