Definitions

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

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  • adjective Resembling leather.

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  • adjective resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable

Etymologies

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leather +‎ -like

Examples

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

    How To Avoid Housework

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

    A Corridor in the Asylum

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

    Peace Meals

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

    Peace Meals

  • “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.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • 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.

    City of Glass

  • 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.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

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

    Restaurants Feel Sting

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

    The 6th Target

  • 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.

    July 18, 1871

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