The definition of leather is a material made from animal skins that have been tanned.(noun)
An example of leather is the material used to make the jackets typically worn by motorcycle riders.
See leather in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lether < OE lether-, akin to Ger leder, ON lethr, MHG leder < Gmc *lethra < ? or akin ? to Celt base as in OIr lethar, Welsh lledr
Origin: < the leather attire often associated with sadomasochismof or having to do with sadomasochists, esp. homosexual sadomasochists
See leather in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English lether
Origin: , from Old English lether- (as in letherhose, leather pants).
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