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Leather vs. Sporran

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Leathernoun

A tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used e.g. for clothing.

Sporrannoun

A small pouch, usually made of either fur or plain or fur-trimmed leather, which is worn, suspended from a belt or chain, on the front of a kilt and used to hold various items normally carried in trouser pockets.

Leathernoun

A piece of the above used for polishing.

Sporrannoun

A large purse or pouch made of skin with the hair or fur on, worn in front of the kilt by Highlanders when in full dress.

Leathernoun

(colloquial) A cricket ball or football.

Sporrannoun

a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt by Scottish Highlanders

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Leathernoun

(plural: leathers) clothing made from the skin of animals, often worn by motorcycle riders.

Sporran

The sporran (; Scottish Gaelic and Irish for ), a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress, is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it.

‘purse’;

Leathernoun

(baseball) A good defensive play

‘Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.’;

Leathernoun

The skin.

Leatheradjective

Made of leather.

Leatheradjective

Referring to one who wears leather clothing (motorcycle jacket, chaps over 501 jeans, boots), especially as a sign of sadomasochistic homosexuality.

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Leatherverb

To cover with leather.

Leatherverb

To strike forcefully.

‘He leathered the ball all the way down the street.’;

Leatherverb

To beat with a leather belt or strap.

Leathernoun

The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, with the hair removed, and tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively.

Leathernoun

The skin.

Leatherverb

To beat, as with a thong of leather.

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Leatheradjective

Of, pertaining to or made of leather; consisting of leather; as, a black leather jacket.

Leathernoun

an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

Leathernoun

a material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process

‘a leather jacket’;

Leathernoun

leather clothes, especially those worn by a motorcyclist

‘he was dressed head to toe in black leathers’;

Leathernoun

a piece of leather as a polishing cloth.

Leathernoun

short for stirrup leather

Leatherverb

beat or thrash (someone)

‘he caught me and leathered me black and blue’;

Leatherverb

strike or kick (a ball) very hard

‘Carlos took his customary 20-metre sprint up to the ball and leathered it’;

Leather

Leather is a strong, flexible and durable material obtained from the tanning, or chemical treatment, of animal skins and hides to prevent decay. The most common leathers come from cattle, sheep, goats, equine animals, buffalo, pigs and hogs, and aquatic animals such as seals and alligators.Leather can be used to make a variety of items, including clothing, footwear, handbags, furniture, tools and sports equipment, and lasts for decades.

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