noun \ˈle-thər-ˌbak\

Definition of LEATHERBACK

:  the largest existing sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) distinguished by its flexible carapace composed of a mosaic of small bones embedded in a thick leathery skin

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First Known Use of LEATHERBACK

circa 1855


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