: a filefish (family Monacanthidae)
or less commonly leather jack : any of several fishes (genus Oligoplites) of the family Carangidae having the scales reduced and embedded in the skin
especially : a common fish (O. saurus) of both coasts of tropical America
: any of several Australian trees with very tough close smooth bark
especially : coachwood sense 1a
Australia : a johnnycake pan-fried or baked in hot ashes

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“Leatherjacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherjacket. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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