saddle leather


Definition of saddle leather

: leather made of cowhide that is usually tanned with vegetable tannins and is used especially for saddlery also : smooth polished leather simulating this

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The men’s faces are cragged and as dark as saddle leather from lifetimes spent in the sun. National Geographic, "In search of the perfect cup of tea," 14 Mar. 2019 It’s trimmed in saddle leather and polished aluminum. Fortune, "The Best Non-Car Stuff to Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and BMW," 7 Apr. 2018 From the clubby handsome wood paneling, saddle leather, classic equestrian artwork, and beautifully branded china and crystal. Micaela English, Town & Country, "What's Actually On The Menu At The Polo Bar," 24 Feb. 2015

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First Known Use of saddle leather

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of saddle leather was in 1771

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