"leatherback" Definition

  1. n. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 56521 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "leatherback": 1
Words that end with "leatherback": 1
Words that contain "leatherback": 1
Next words in dictionary: leathered, leatheret, leatherette, leatherhead, leathering
Previous words in dictionary: leather, leat, leasy, leastwise, leastways

English Dictionary Definition of leatherback

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