saddle soap


: a mild soap used for cleansing and conditioning leather

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Note: Follow the manufacturer's instructions on both the saddle soap and leather cleaner for the best results. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Sep. 2022 For synthetic saddles, use water and saddle soap or mild detergent to clean the surface. Jennifer Blair,, 22 Mar. 2021 Test before using saddle soap or another leather cleaner, which may remove some color. oregonlive, 28 May 2020 Clean your shoes, jacket, or purse with the saddle soap, apply leather salve to add moisture and repair cracks, and add shine with a leather oil. Popular Science, 19 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saddle soap was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Saddle soap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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