Definition of leather noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈleðə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈleðər//
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  1. 1   [uncountable, countable] material made by removing the hair or fur from animal skins and preserving the skins using special processes a leather jacket The soles are made of leather. a leather-bound book
  2. 2 leathers [plural] clothes made from leather, especially those worn by people riding motorcycles
  3. see also chamois (2), patent leather
    Word OriginOld English lether, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leer and German Leder, from an Indo-European root shared by Irish leathar and Welsh lledr.Extra examples Each volume is bound in genuine leather. I’m looking for a pair of boots in dark brown leather. The leather has been treated with wax. a biker in black leathers a coat made from buffalo leather a cracked leather beltIdioms (old-fashioned, British English, informal) as quickly as possible to ride hell for leather
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