saddle leather



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saddle leather

Historical Examples of saddle leather

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

  • Western winds, heated by fiery Western suns, had burned his face to the color of saddle-leather.

    Mystery Ranch

    Arthur Chapman

  • His skin was the color of his saddle-leather, and his inflamed eye-balls had the redness of live coals.


    Caroline Lockhart

  • 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