1. 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.
2. The skin. [Ironical or Sportive]
Note: ☞ Leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made of, relating to, or like, leather.
Leather board, an imitation of sole leather, made of leather scraps, rags, paper, etc.
Leather carp Zool. , a variety of carp in which the scales are all, or nearly all, absent. See Illust. under Carp.
Leather jacket. Zool. (a) A California carangoid fish (Oligoplites saurus). (b) A trigger fish (Balistes Carolinensis).
Leather flower Bot., a climbing plant (Clematis Viorna) of the Middle and Southern States having thick, leathery sepals of a purplish color.
Leather leaf Bot., a low shrub (Cassandra calyculata), growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen, coriaceous, scurfy leaves.
Leather plant Bot., one or more New Zealand plants of the composite genus Celmisia, which have white or buff tomentose leaves.
Leather turtle. Zool. See Leatherback.
Vegetable leather. (a) An imitation of leather made of cotton waste. (b) Linen cloth coated with India rubber.
Leath·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leathered p. pr. & vb. n. Leathering.] To beat, as with a thong of leather. [Obs. or Colloq.]
n : an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair
and then tanning
a girdle of, worn by Elijah (2 Kings 1:8) and John the Baptist
(Matt. 3:4). Leather was employed both for clothing (Num. 31:20;
Heb. 11:37) and for writing upon. The trade of a tanner is
mentioned (Acts 9:43; 10:6, 32). It was probably learned in