Definition of whitleather in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪtlɛðə/


[mass noun]
Leather that has been prepared by dressing with alum and salt so as to retain its natural colour.
Example sentences
  • Sidney Austin, the harness-maker, still uses strips of whitleather to repair..the collars of farm-horses.


Late Middle English: from white + leather.

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