white leather



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

Nearby words

  1. white iron pyrites,
  2. white knight,
  3. white lady,
  4. white lead,
  5. white lead ore,
  6. white leg,
  7. white lias,
  8. white lie,
  9. white light,
  10. white lightning

Origin of white leather

1400–50; late Middle English; cf. whitleather

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Examples from the Web for white leather

  • Coquenil drew an envelope from his breast pocket and from it he took a number of white-leather fragments.

    Through the Wall|Cleveland Moffett

British Dictionary definitions for white leather

white leather


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