Definitions

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

  • adj. Made of, covered with, or resembling leather.

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  • adj. made of leather

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of leather; consisting of leather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made of leather; consisting of or resembling leather.

Etymologies

Middle English lethern, from Old English.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The great rivers of Asia and Europe, the Volga and Kama, the Don and Borysthenes, the Vistula and Danube, they either swam with their horses or passed on the ice, or traversed in leathern boats, which followed the camp, and transported their wagons and artillery.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • So, climbing into a kind of leathern tent upon wheels, I was soon on my way to the leaguer of the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • [Page 60] 1 A kind of leathern shield made of untanned deerskin worn hanging from the shoulder.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • It was a full couple of minutes before the door opened to show them a thin, brown-faced man, with his sleeves rolled up, dressed over his shirt and hose in a kind of leathern apron.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • Upon the same occasion, they sometimes wear a kind of leathern cloak, covered with rows of dried hoofs of deer, disposed horizontally, appended by leathern thongs, covered with quills, which, when they move, make a round rattling noise, almost equal to that of many small bells.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16

  • With the good old leathern bottle, and the beer it shall be brown,

    Letter 94

  • [5] Perhaps Breeches will one day be as old fashioned as doublet and jerkin, as in another case though the song says 'With good old leathern bottle, and ale that looks so brown' [6] and yet I doubt that in another fifty years a leather bottle will not be found but in the song.

    Letter 94

  • Grizzled old-timers of Forty Mile and Circle City, sour doughs with leathern jaws and bean-calloused stomachs, called up dream memories of chickens and green things at mention of his name.

    THE ONE THOUSAND DOZEN

  • Then it flew the inadvertent guest on its leathern wings to a lowland meadow and carefully alighted.

    Richard Bangs: Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, Part 3

  • With the echo yet bouncing around the hills, four more Merbreth burst from the mist, each bearing a leathern breastplate emblazoned with the jet mark of Shadowhall.

    Dust and Blood

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