- 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.
Origin of saddle leather
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for saddle leather
Saddle-leather is in some respects even preferable to sole-leather.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Western winds, heated by fiery Western suns, had burned his face to the color of saddle-leather.Mystery Ranch
His skin was the color of his saddle-leather, and his inflamed eye-balls had the redness of live coals.'Me-Smith'
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