Webster 1913 Edition
leðer; akin to D.
The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, with the hair removed, and tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively.
[Ironical or Sportive]
☞ Leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made of, relating to, or like, leather.
an imitation of sole leather, made of leather scraps, rags, paper, etc.–
, a variety of carp in which the scales are all, or nearly all, absent. See Illust. under–
A California carangoid fish (
A trigger fish (–
a climbing plant (–
Clematis Viorna) of the Middle and Southern States having thick, leathery sepals of a purplish color.
a low shrub (–
Cassandra calyculata), growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen, coriaceous, scurfy leaves.
one or more New Zealand plants of the composite genus–
Celmisia, which have white or buff tomentose leaves.
An imitation of leather made of cotton waste.
Linen cloth coated with India rubber.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To beat, as with a thong of leather.
[Obs. or Colloq.]