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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.
an article made of this material.
stirrup leather.
pertaining to, made of, or resembling leather:
leather processing; leather upholstery.
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.
verb (used with object)
to cover or furnish with leather.
Informal. to beat with a leather strap.

a material consisting of the skin of an animal made smooth and flexible by tanning, removing the hair, etc
(as modifier): leather goods, related adjectives coriaceous leathern

(pl) leather clothes, esp as worn by motorcyclists
the flap of a dog’s ear
verb (transitive)
to cover with leather
to whip with or as if with a leather strap
lay off

verb phrase

To stop troubling or harrying someone; leave someone in peace: Often an irritated command or entreaty: So lay off or I’ll split your head, baby (1908+)
To dismiss or furlough an employee: Half the staff at IBM has been laid off (1868+)
To place a portion of bets or debts with other agents so as to reduce one’s possible losses: That’s a lot of cash to come up with. We could lay some of it off, you know it’d be easier for us (1950s+ Gambling)

a girdle of, worn by Elijah (2 Kings 1:8) and John the Baptist (Matt. 3:4). Leather was employed both for clothing (Num. 31:20; Heb. 11:37) and for writing upon. The trade of a tanner is mentioned (Acts 9:43; 10:6, 32). It was probably learned in Egypt.

see: hell-bent for leather


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