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Balistes CarolinensisLeather Leath"er, n. [OE. lether, AS. le?er; akin to D. leder,
le[^e]r, G. leder, OHG. ledar, Icel. le?r, Sw. l["a]der, Dan.
1. The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, tanned,
tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides,
2. The skin. [Ironical or Sportive]
Note: Leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made
of, relating to, or like, leather.
Leather board, an imitation of sole leather, made of
leather scraps, rags, paper, etc.
Leather carp (Zo["o]l.), a variety of carp in which the
scales are all, or nearly all, absent. See Illust. under
Leather jacket. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A California carangoid fish (Oligoplites saurus).
(b) A trigger fish (Balistes Carolinensis).
Leather flower (Bot.), a climbing plant (Clematis Viorna)
of the Middle and Southern States having thick, leathery
sepals of a purplish color.
Leather leaf (Bot.), a low shrub (Cassandra calyculata),
growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen,
coriaceous, scurfy leaves.
Leather plant (Bot.), one or more New Zealand plants of the
composite genus Celmisia, which have white or buff
Leather turtle. (Zo["o]l.) See Leatherback.
(a) An imitation of leather made of cotton waste.
(b) Linen cloth coated with India rubber. --Ure. Balistes CarolinensisTrigger Trig"ger, n. [For older tricker, from D. trekker, fr.
trekken to draw, pull. See Trick, n.]
1. A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
2. (Mech.) A piece, as a lever, which is connected with a
catch or detent as a means of releasing it; especially
(Firearms), the part of a lock which is moved by the
finger to release the cock and discharge the piece.
Trigger fish (Zo["o]l.), a large plectognath fish
(Balistes Carolinensis or B. capriscus) common on the
southern coast of the United States, and valued as a food
fish in some localities. Its rough skin is used for
scouring and polishing in the place of sandpaper. Called
also leather jacket, and turbot.
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