Leath"er*back`(?), n. (Zol.) A large sea turtle (Sphargis coriacea), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; -- called also leather turtle, leathery turtle, leather-backed tortoise, etc.
Leath`er*ette"(?) }, n. [Leather + et, F. -ette.] A material made in imitation of leather, made of paper and cloth.
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