Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

leatherback turtle

[leth-er-bak]
See more synonyms for leatherback turtle on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, having the shell embedded in a leathery skin, reaching a length of more than 7 feet (2.1 meter) and a weight of more than 1000 pounds (450 kg): the largest living sea turtle; an endangered species.
Show More

Origin of leatherback turtle

First recorded in 1875–80; leather + back1
Also called leath·er·back.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018