Definition of whitleather in English:

whitleather

noun

  • [mass noun] Leather that has been prepared by dressing with alum and salt so as to retain its natural colour.

    • ‘Sidney Austin, the harness-maker, still uses strips of whitleather to repair..the collars of farm-horses.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from white + leather.

Pronunciation

whitleather

/ˈwɪtlɛðə/