leath|er|y [ `leðəri ] adjective
consisting of a thick strong layer:
leathery skin/leaves

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Leathery — Leath er*y, a. Resembling leather in appearance or consistency; tough; as, nothing but a leathery steak left to eat. A leathery skin. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leathery — 1550s, from LEATHER (Cf. leather) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Leatheriness …   Etymology dictionary

  • leathery — [adj] hard, durable coriaceous, hardened, leatherlike, rough, rugged, strong, tough, wrinkled; concepts 489,606 Ant. soft, supple …   New thesaurus

  • leathery — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a tough, hard texture like leather. DERIVATIVES leatheriness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • leathery — [leth′ərē] adj. like leather in appearance or texture; tough and flexible leatheriness n …   English World dictionary

  • leathery — adjective Date: circa 1552 resembling, characteristic of, or suggestive of leather < a leathery face > < a leathery aroma > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leathery — [[t]le̱ðəri[/t]] ADJ GRADED If the texture of something, for example someone s skin, is leathery, it is tough and hard, like leather. His hair and beard are both untidy and his skin is quite leathery …   English dictionary

  • leathery — adjective 1) leathery skin Syn: rough, rugged, leathered, hard, hardened, wrinkled, furrowed, lined, weather beaten, callous, gnarled 2) a leathery cut of beef Syn: tough …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • leathery — adjective Having the consistency, feel, or texture of leather. The beef jerky was tough and leathery …   Wiktionary

  • leathery — adj. Leathery is used with these nouns: ↑hide, ↑leaf, ↑skin, ↑wing …   Collocations dictionary

  • leathery — leath|er|y [ˈleðəri] adj hard and stiff like leather, rather than soft or smooth ▪ her leathery brown skin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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