Leatherjacket



[leth -er-jak-it] /ˈlɛð ərˌdʒæk ɪt/

noun
1.
Also called leather jack. any of several carangid fishes having narrow, linear scales embedded in the skin at various angles, especially Oligoplites saurus, found in tropical American waters.
2.
Australian. a pancake or other dough fried over a campfire.
3.
the grub of the crane fly.
/ˈlɛðəˌdʒækɪt/
noun
1.
any of various tropical carangid fishes of the genera Oligoplites and Scomberoides, having a leathery skin
2.
any of various brightly coloured tropical triggerfishes of the genus Monacanthus and related genera
3.
the greyish-brown tough-skinned larva of certain craneflies, esp of the genus Tipula, which destroy the roots of grasses, etc

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Leatherleaf

    [leth -er-leef] /ˈlɛð ərˌlif/ noun, plural leatherleaves. 1. an evergreen shrub, Chamaedaphne calyculata, of the heath family, having leathery and one-sided clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers, occurring in bogs in North America.

  • Leather-lunged

    [leth -er-luhngd] /ˈlɛð ərˈlʌŋd/ adjective 1. speaking or capable of speaking in a loud, resonant voice, especially for prolonged periods: The leather-lunged senator carried on the filibuster for 18 hours.



  • Leathern

    [leth -ern] /ˈlɛð ərn/ adjective 1. made of leather. 2. resembling leather. /ˈlɛðən/ adjective 1. (archaic) made of or resembling leather adj. Old English leðren; see leather + -en (2).

  • Leatherneck

    [leth -er-nek] /ˈlɛð ərˌnɛk/ noun, Slang. 1. a U.S. marine. /ˈlɛðəˌnɛk/ noun 1. (slang) a member of the US Marine Corps n. “U.S. Marine,” 1914, Navy slang, from leather + neck (n.). So called for the leather collars of their early uniforms; earlier in British use (1890) as a sailor’s term for a soldier. noun […]



Disclaimer: Leatherjacket definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.