Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See friarbird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The friarbird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The friar bird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blockhead.
  • n. A meliphagine bird, Philemon or Tropidorhynchus corniculatus of Australia: so called from the bare, skinny head: also called monk and friar from the same circumstance, and four-o'clock from its cry; also pimlico.

Etymologies

leather +‎ head? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I’ll have to check my sources but I think "leatherhead" is a Victorian medical term for excessive masturbation.

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  • Flickr/Getty Images Contemporary football helmets may be little better than vintage "leatherhead" helmets.

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  • SPORTS Helmet Headaches Contemporary football helmets may be little better than vintage "leatherhead" helmets at protecting athletes' brains from common severe impacts.

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  • It's also the only small-town team left over from football's leatherhead era of the Duluth Eskimos and Pottsville Maroons.

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  • But then an unpopular player gets hurt in a high-profile game and everyone's a leatherhead again.

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  • She looked about his sanctuary, at his golf clubs in the corner, the picture above his fireplace of a 1920s leatherhead football team awaiting the snap, at his overflowing shelves.

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  • Braying an ordinary fool in a mortar is an unpromising job; but an extraordinary official leatherhead, PLUS thin-skinned conscience, and religious scruples, requires the upper and nether mill stone.

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  • Saw this in leatherhead in the uk and made me laugh talk about cut backs in the sport

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  • Social worker struck off after biting son cambridge university hospitals nhs foundation trus …. crime reduction initiatives. cri midlands. surrey county council. leatherhead. sales - outside sales with unlimited earnings potential as a field service representative

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  • Yet for a leatherhead like myself, it feels like it.

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