1925, proprietary name of cameras made by firm of Ernst & Leitz Gesellschaft, Wetzlar, Germany.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for leica

  • Throughout the 1930s, Cartier-Bresson visited Eastern Europe, Italy, Spain, Spanish Morocco, and Mexico, equipped with a Leica.

    The True Henri Cartier-Bresson|Sarah Moroz|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • James Balog's nature photography has received international acclaim, including the Leica Medal of Excellence.

    Extreme Ice Melt!|James Balog|December 9, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Davidson, who was a thin young man, quiet, and stealth-like with his Leica, spent a year photographing the gang members.

    Bruce Davidson's True Grit|Philip Gefter|November 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Steve Parker, the district game protector, aimed his Leica at the carcass of the dog and snapped the shutter.

    Police Operation|H. Beam Piper