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leathern

[leth -ern] /ˈlɛð ərn/
adjective
1.
made of leather.
2.
resembling leather.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English lether(e)n. See leather, -en2
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  • Put on two leathern jerkins and aprons, and wait upon him at his table as drawers.
  • He carried with him in a small leathern trunk clothes, shoes, shirts everything that he required.
  • Something had been warily removed therefrom, and slipped into the leathern pouch worn at his side.
British Dictionary definitions for leathern

leathern

/ˈlɛðən/
adjective
1.
(archaic) made of or resembling leather
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Word Origin and History for leathern
adj.

Old English leðren; see leather + -en (2).

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