Definitions

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

  • n. Decorative work crafted in leather.
  • n. Articles made of leather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The making of articles from leather.
  • n. Articles thus produced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Articles made of leather.

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

  • n. work made of leather

Etymologies

leather +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Having spluttered vigorously into double-handfuls of water from the little stream and put the towel back on its bush, he turned his attention to his twelve-dollar boots -- for in the country of boots and saddles the leatherwork is the soul of appearances.

    The Wrong Woman

  • A village-based rehabilitation center with a shop can teach young disabled persons different manual skills such as leatherwork, clothes making, woodworking or welding.

    Chapter 6

  • His skin was the color of polished amber, and his dark hair was swept back into a long pony-tail wrapped with silver and turquoise Native American leatherwork.

    Surrender the Dark

  • In the context of traditional Hindu society, Harijan have often been associated with occupations regarded as ritually "impure," such as any involving leatherwork, butchering, or removal of rubbish, animal carcasses, and human waste.

    Jim Luce: Touching the Untouchables in a Rural Indian Village

  • The dread Phenokrike of the Siberian Shamans caught my eye in its gaudy leatherwork folio.

    Perquampi

  • One final branch includes toys, leatherwork, stonecutting, wax, pattern-cut paper (papel picado), corn leaves, featherwork, straw painting (popoteria), and pasta de caña (sculpture made from a mixture using the inner core of cornstalks).

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • A shocking pain shot through my left ankle - Christ, it was caught in the stirrup, and the horse was tearing ahead, dragging me behind at the end of a tangle of leatherwork which somehow was still attached to its body.

    Fiancée

  • Nicci saw a bakery, a cobbler's shop, a shop selling pottery, a blacksmith, an herbalist, a shop offering leatherwork-the usual places.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • She became interested in art and studied woodcarving and leatherwork at the Stockholm Technical School.

    Eva Mannerheim Sparre

  • In 1891, she returned to Finland, and taught leatherwork at the Ateneum Art School in Helsinki.

    Archive 2009-06-01

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