Leather definitions

lĕth'ər
The definition of leather is a material made from animal skins that have been tanned.

An example of leather is the material used to make the jackets typically worn by motorcycle riders.

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The dressed or tanned hide of an animal.
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Any of various articles or parts made of dressed or tanned hide, such as a boot or strap.
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The flap of a dog's ear.
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To cover wholly or in part with the dressed or tanned hide of an animal.
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To beat with a strap made of hide.
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Made of, relating to, or resembling dressed or tanned animal hide.
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Of or relating to the wearing of leather, or patronized by people who wear leather, especially as a sexual fetish.

A leather bar.

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A material consisting of animal skin prepared for use by removing any hair and tanning.
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Any of various articles or parts made of this material.
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The flap of a dog's ear.
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Of or made of leather.
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Of or having to do with sadomasochists, esp. homosexual sadomasochists.
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To cover or furnish with leather.
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To whip or thrash with or as with a leather strap.
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A tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used e.g. for clothing.
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A piece of the above used for polishing.
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(colloquial) A cricket ball or football.
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(plural: leathers) Clothing made from the skin of animals, often worn by motorcycle riders.
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(baseball) A good defensive play.

Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.

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(dated, humorous) The skin.
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(types of leather): chagrin, cordovan, cordwain, galuchat, maroquin, morocco, morocco leather, shagreen, sharkskin.
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Made of leather.
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Referring to one who wears leather clothing (motorcycle jacket, chaps over 501 jeans, boots), especially as a sign of sadomasochistic homosexuality.
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To cover with leather.
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To strike forcefully.

He leathered the ball all the way down the street.

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Origin of leather

From Middle English lether, from Old English leþer (“leather"), from Proto-Germanic *leþrÄ… (“leather"), from Proto-Indo-European *letrom (“leather"). Cognate with West Frisian leare (“leather"), Dutch leder, leer (“leather"), German Leder (“leather"), Swedish läder (“leather"), Icelandic leður (“leather"). The Celtic forms (Welsh lledr, Irish lethar) ultimately derive from the Germanic.