- leather treated with chemicals, as alum or salt; tawed leather.
Origin of white leather
1400–50; late Middle English; cf. whitleather
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Coquenil drew an envelope from his breast pocket and from it he took a number of white-leather fragments.Through the Wall
- leather that has been treated with a chemical, such as alum or salt, to make it whiteAlso called: whitleather (ˈwɪtlɛðə)
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