Definitions

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

  • n. Variant of white leather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft, pale leather prepared by treatment with alum and salt (tawing)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Leather dressed or tawed with alum, salt, etc., remarkable for its pliability and toughness; white leather.
  • n. The paxwax. See Paxwax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Leather dressed with alum; white leather. See leather.
  • n. The nuchal ligament of grazing animals, as the ox, supporting the head: same as paxwax. See cut under ligamentum.

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

  • n. a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt

Etymologies

whit +‎ leather? (Wiktionary)

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