leathwake

adjective leath·wake \ˈlēthˌwāk\

Definition of leathwake

dialectal, England

  1. :  capable of being flexed :  supple

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Origin and Etymology of leathwake

Middle English lithwayke, from Old English lithewāc, leothuwāc, from lith limb, part of the body + wāc weak, pliant — more at lith, weak


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