(A ). The skin of a bison dressed without removing the hair, and used as a travelling rug. The word “robe” is often omitted.
“The large and roomy sleigh was decked with buffalo robes, red-bound, and furnished with sham eyes and ears.” —The Upper Ten Thousand, p. 4.
“Leaving all hands under their buffaloes.” —Kane: Arctic Expedition.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894