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See also: Leatherhead



leather +‎ head?


leatherhead (plural leatherheads)

  1. The friarbird.
    • 1855, William Howitt, Land, labor and gold: or, Two years in Victoria (volume 2, page 38)
      The piping-crows, the laughing-jackasses, the odd leatherheads, and the coach-wheel birds, all gave us their old music, and brought back pleasant memories of travel.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for leatherhead in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)