a material constructed of paper or cloth and finished to simulate the grain, color, and texture of leather.

1875–80; formerly a trademark; see leather, -ette

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leatherette (ˌlɛðəˈrɛt)
an imitation leather made from paper, cloth, etc

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Example sentences
The interior has been completely refurbished in gray cloth and leatherette.
When they do leave, the imprints of their bored thighs remain a while upon the
  shiny leatherette.
The certificate is put into a blue leatherette covering.
Steel construction with leatherette support and ball bearing casters.
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