Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling leather.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable; leathery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable

Etymologies

leather +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • • Cover seats with soil-repelling fabrics such as leatherlike vinyl or tapestry, which camouflages stains well.

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  • Both times, Todd grilled steak and burgers; his steaks were nothing at all like the hard, leatherlike meat they served at Remagen.

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  • In place of the familiar cheerleader's sweater and skirt Flor Quintera was clad in pants and vest of white leatherlike material.

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  • “My job is free,” said the stoker, and in full awareness of that circumstance he put his hands into the pockets of his creased, leatherlike, iron-gray trousers and flung his legs across the bed in order to stretch them.

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  • She had always thought the Shadowhunters trained in their tough, leatherlike gear, but as it turned out, that was for later training, which involved weapons.

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  • It is replacing its decor of Tiffany lamps and roller skates with custom artwork and leatherlike upholstered furniture.

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  • She hefted a large leatherlike handbag onto the table and removed a slate-blue, clothbound, old-fashioned accountant's ledger.

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  • I saw with my own eyes how my hand was crisped and leatherlike, the skin split to reveal cooked inner tissue, looking for all the world like the seared flesh of a suckling pig.

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  • She examined the goblin's rather horrendous appearance, the green-gray leatherlike skin, the round, flat yellow eyes, the wide mouth where bottom teeth peeped over the upper lip and fangs hung down from the upper jaw, the cruel, curved claws on the hands.

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  • Beneath those clothes, both bore the scars of years of active service; although their nails were perfectly manicured, it would be some months yet before the telltale signs of their unusual, often ungentlemanly erstwhile occupation faded from their hands — the calluses, the roughness, the leatherlike palms.

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