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Definition of "leather" []

  • The dressed or tanned hide of an animal, usually with the hair removed. (noun)
  • Any of various articles or parts made of dressed or tanned hide, such as a boot or strap. (noun)
  • The flap of a dog's ear. (noun)
  • To cover wholly or in part with the dressed or tanned hide of an animal. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To beat with a strap made of hide. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leather" in a sentence
  • "But there's a much better sort of leather than that for Bible binding; I mean _shoe leather_."
  • "I hoof it over to the platform as the second contestant, a black Elvis dressed all in leather, is singing “All Shook Up”."
  • "Blue with blue, and brown with brown, but the leather is all brown – no blue leather here."