white leather

  1. leather treated with chemicals, as alum or salt; tawed leather.

Origin of white leather

1400–50; late Middle English; cf. whitleather

Words Nearby white leather

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How to use white leather in a sentence

  • The ball is made of white leather and inflated with a rubber bladder.

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  • Chief throw three assegais, white medicine-man fire three shots; whoever hit nearest middle white leather, he win.

British Dictionary definitions for white leather

white leather

  1. leather that has been treated with a chemical, such as alum or salt, to make it white: Also called: whitleather (ˈwɪtlɛðə)

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