Meaning of LEATHER in English

/ledh"euhr/ , n.

1. the skin of an animal, with the hair removed, prepared for use by tanning or a similar process designed to preserve it against decay and make it pliable or supple when dry.

2. an article made of this material.

3. See stirrup leather .


4. pertaining to, made of, or resembling leather: leather processing; leather upholstery.

5. Slang. catering to or patronized by customers who typically wear leather clothing, often as a means of signaling interest in or preference for sadomasochistic sexual activity.


6. to cover or furnish with leather.

7. Informal. to beat with a leather strap.

[ bef. 1000; ME lether, OE lether- (in compounds); c. D, G leder, ON lethr, MIr lethar skin, leather, Welsh lledr, Middle Breton lezr leather ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .