or wash·leath·er

[wosh-leth-er, wawsh-]


a soft leather, usually sheepskin, dressed in imitation of chamois.

Origin of wash-leather

First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for wash-leather

Historical Examples of wash-leather

  • On his hands were wash-leather gloves and he carried a gold-mounted stick.

    The Place of Dragons

    William Le Queux

  • He took the stone from the wash-leather bag, and laid it upon the writing-table.

    Jewel Mysteries

    Max Pemberton

  • And diving into Jaffery's jacket pocket, he produced the wash-leather gloves.


    William J. Locke

  • "Oh, just a cheap pair of wash-leather ones," said Stanley humbly.

    The Garden Party

    Katherine Mansfield

  • Thomas came and stood before them with a piece of wash-leather in one hand and a plated table-spoon in the other.

    None Other Gods

    Robert Hugh Benson