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Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Language: Old English
Origin: lether

leather

noun
     
leath‧er W3
1TIM [uncountable] animal skin that has been treated to preserve it, and is used for making shoes, bags etc:
The inside of the bag was lined with soft leather.
elegant leather boots
2

leathers

[plural]TTC special leather clothes worn for protection by someone riding a motorcycle

➔ run/go hell for leather

at hell1 (27)
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