[leth -er-nek] /ˈlɛð ərˌnɛk/
a U.S. marine.
(slang) a member of the US Marine Corps
“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.
A US Marine; gyrene
[1914+ Navy; fr the leather collars of their early uniforms; the term is found by 1890 as British sailors’ name for a soldier]
[leth -uh-roid] /ˈlɛð əˌrɔɪd/ Trademark. 1. a brand name for an imitation leather product consisting of chemically treated and vulcanized paper or other vegetable fiber.
noun 1. a starfish, Dermasterias imbricata, of the western coast of North America, having the body covered by a thick, leathery skin.
- Leather-Stocking Tales
[leth -er-stok-ing] /ˈlɛð ərˌstɒk ɪŋ/ noun 1. a series of historical novels by James Fenimore Cooper, comprising The Pioneers, The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer.
[leth -er-wair] /ˈlɛð ərˌwɛər/ noun 1. clothing and accessories made of leather.