saddle leather

  1. hide, as from a cow or bull, that undergoes vegetable tanning and is used for saddlery.

  2. leather that simulates the vegetable-tanned product and is used for a variety of goods, as handbags and jackets.

Origin of saddle leather

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby saddle leather Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use saddle leather in a sentence

  • The smell of dust and saddle leather has done a lot for our thirst, but little for our appetites.

    Old Fort Garland | James T. Forrest
  • His skin was the color of his saddle-leather, and his inflamed eye-balls had the redness of live coals.

    'Me-Smith' | Caroline Lockhart
  • When Dick heard somewhere ahead the creaking of saddle leather and the rattle of harness he drew aside on the trail and waited.

    The Breaking Point | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • 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
  • Saddle-leather is in some respects even preferable to sole-leather.

    The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table | Oliver Wendell Holmes