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
Muscles rippled like whitleather along the brown backs of the Indians.
Year's dinner; he supposed he was getting a young and tender turkey, but we find it to be an ancient Shanghai rooster, with flesh as tough as whitleather.
One instance each of the following words was retained: barefooted/bare-footed whitleather/whit-leather
The rye dumplin's, some on 'um, was as big as corn-dodgers, and some on' um, which the seasonin 'hadn't toch, was tough as whitleather, and you mout a knocked a bull down with' um.