Meaning of “leather” in the English Dictionary

"leather" in British English

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leathernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈleð.ər/ us /ˈleð.ɚ/

A2 animal skin treated in order to preserve it, and used to make shoes, bags, clothes, equipment, etc.:

a leather coat/belt/handbag

More examples

  • The car's interior is very impressive - wonderful leather seats and a wooden dashboard.
  • Have you seen Chrissie's new leather jacket? It's majorly cool.
  • Accessories for the top-of-the-range car include leather upholstery, a CD player, electric windows and a sunroof.
  • Polish your shoes regularly to protect the leather.
  • Are those trousers leather or PVC?

(Definition of “leather” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leather" in American English

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leathernoun [ U ]

us /ˈleð·ər/

animal skin that has been treated in order to preserve it and is used to make shoes, bags, clothes, equipment, etc.:

a leather jacket
leathery
adjective us /ˈleð·ə·ri/

His skin was tough and leathery.

(Definition of “leather” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)