The dressed or tanned hide of an animal, usually with the hair removed. Any of various articles or parts made of dressed or tanned hide, such as a boot or strap. The flap of a dog's ear. To cover wholly or in part with the dressed or tanned hide of an animal. Informal To beat with a strap made of hide. Made of, relating to, or resembling dressed or tanned animal hide. Slang Of, relating to, or patronized by people who dress in leather clothing primarily to indicate a preference for sadomasochistic sex: leather types; a leather bar.