saddle leather


noun

hide, as from a cow or bull, that undergoes vegetable tanning and is used for saddlery.
leather that simulates the vegetable-tanned product and is used for a variety of goods, as handbags and jackets.

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Origin of saddle leather

First recorded in 1825–35
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Example sentences from the Web for saddle leather

  • Saddle-leather is in some respects even preferable to sole-leather.

  • There is something in the creak of saddle-leather that has a way of putting heart in a man.

    Dwellers in the Hills|Melville Davisson Post
  • His skin was the color of his saddle-leather, and his inflamed eye-balls had the redness of live coals.

    'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart
  • Western winds, heated by fiery Western suns, had burned his face to the color of saddle-leather.

    Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman