Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Leather that is used to make shoes.
  • n. Leather from which shoes are made that is worn out through walking.
  • adj. Basic, old-fashioned or traditional; specifically (journalism) shoe-leather journalism or shoe-leather reporting: journalism involving walking from place to place observing things and speaking to people, rather than sitting indoors at a desk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Leather for shoes.
  • n. Shoes, in a general sense, or collectively: as, he wears out plenty of shoe-leather.

Etymologies

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shoe + leather

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