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Old English leþer, from Proto-Germanic *leþran (cf. West Frisian [[leare#Patrono:Fy|leare]], Dutch/German leder, Swedish läder), from Patrono:Cel-gau[[Category:Patrono:Cel-gau derivations|Leather]] *letrom (cf. Patrono:Cy lledr, Irish lethar), from pre-Celtic *péltrom, from Proto-Indo-European *pel- 'to beat'. More at anvil.

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Singular
Leather

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural Leathers

Leather (countable and uncountable; plural Leathers)
  1. A tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used e.g. for clothing.
  2. A piece of the above used for polishing.
  3. (colloquialism) A cricket ball or football.
  4. (plural: leathers) clothing made from the skin of animals, often worn by motorcycle riders.
  5. (baseball) A good defensive play
    Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.

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Leather (not comparable)

Positive
Leather

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made of leather.
  2. Referring to one who wears leather clothing (motorcycle jacket, chaps over 501 jeans, boots), especially as a sign of sadomasochistic homosexuality.

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Infinitive
to Leather

Third person singular
leathers

Simple past
leathered

Past participle
leathered

Present participle
leathering

to Leather (third-person singular simple present leathers, present participle leathering, simple past and past participle leathered)
  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To polish or wipe with a leather.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To beat or thrash with a leather.
  3. To cover with leather.

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