verb (used with object)
Origin of leather
Examples from the Web for leather
With every stroke, her leather boot creaked under the weight of her leg.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Poking out of the shiny gold pages is a “distinctive silk marker”—also gold—which “complements the color of the leather.”
“Now get on your knees and crawl,” he demanded with the slap of a leather horse crop against the palm of his hand.
When he goes to the doctor, he sees another leatherman—former International Mr. Leather, Dr. Tony Mills.Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue|Heather Boerner|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leather bonnets that marked the early 19th century gave way to styled hair and lavishly veiled hats of the 20th century.
The buffalo skin is taken, as before observed, from the cows only, as the leather of the bulls is too heavy.Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)|Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
Another form of knife suitable for paring the edges of leather is shown at fig. 60, B.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
On some leather the water, if it comes through, leaves a stain.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
I saw that he had disengaged the leather straps which ran round it, pulling them clear of their loops.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Another method of reinforcing the leather defence has been named the Trellice coat.Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes
British Dictionary definitions for leather
- a material consisting of the skin of an animal made smooth and flexible by tanning, removing the hair, etc
- (as modifier)leather goods Related adjectives: coriaceous, leathern
Word Origin for leather
Word Origin and History for leather
Old English leðer (in compounds only) "hide, skin, leather," from Proto-Germanic *lethran (cf. Old Norse leðr, Old Frisian lether, Old Saxon lethar, Middle Dutch, Dutch leder, Old High German ledar, German leder), from PIE *letro- "leather" (cf. Old Irish lethar, Welsh lledr, Breton lezr). As an adjective from early 14c.; it acquired a secondary sense of "sado-masochistic" 1980s, having achieved that status in homosexual jargon in the 1970s.
Idioms and Phrases with leather
see hell-bent for leather.