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leath•er



Pronunciation: (le&thslash;'ur), [key]
n.
1. 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.
2. an article made of this material.
3. See stirrup leather.

adj.
1. pertaining to, made of, or resembling leather: leather processing; leather upholstery.
2. 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.

v.t.
1. to cover or furnish with leather.
2. Informal.to beat with a leather strap.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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