leather

Leather is a material that's made from animal skin and used to make shoes, bags, furniture covers, and many other things. You might be too hot if you wear your leather pants to the beach.

Most expensive, well-made shoes are made of leather — although it's pliable and easy to shape, it's also extremely strong and long-lasting. To make leather, the skin of an animal is stripped of all fur or hair, and then tanned, or treated to keep it from cracking and drying. The leather collars on early US Marines' uniforms led to their nickname being "leathernecks."

Definitions of leather
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n an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

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piece of leather
a separate part consisting of leather
grain
the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
alligator
leather made from alligator's hide
buckskin
a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin
buff
a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen
ooze leather
a very soft leather made from the skins of calves and having a suede finish on the flesh side
Russia leather
a smooth leather tanned with willow, birch, or oak, and scented on the flesh side with birch oil
calf, calfskin
fine leather from the skin of a calf
whit leather, white leather
a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt
chammy, chammy leather, chamois, chamois leather, shammy, shammy leather
a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
cordovan
a fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain
cowhide, cowskin
leather made from the hide of a cow
crush, crushed leather
leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
deerskin
leather from the hide of a deer
doeskin
soft leather from deerskin or lambskin
glove leather
leather suitable for making gloves
horsehide
leather from the hide of a horse
kid, kidskin
soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
mocha
soft suede glove leather from goatskin
morocco
a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
patent leather
leather with a hard glossy surface
pigskin
leather from the skin of swine
fleece, sheepskin
tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
shoe leather
leather used to make shoes
suede, suede leather
leather with a napped surface
roan
a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
counter, heel counter
a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot
quarter
piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
saddle
a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
upper
piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
vamp
piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe
wash leather
piece of chamois used for cleaning and polishing
Levant, Levant morocco
a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding
Golden Fleece
in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts
box calf
black calfskin leather tanned with chromium salts
Type of:
animal skin
the outer covering of an animal

v whip with a leather strap

Type of:
flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip
beat severely with a whip or rod

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