Definition of Leatherjacket

1. Noun. Any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes.

Exact synonyms: Leatherfish
Generic synonyms: Filefish
Group relationships: Genus Monocanthus, Monocanthus

2. Noun. Any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales.
Exact synonyms: Leatherjack
Generic synonyms: Jack
Group relationships: Genus Oligoplites, Oligoplites

3. Noun. Tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies.
Generic synonyms: Grub

Definition of Leatherjacket

1. Noun. The larva of some crane flies ¹

2. Noun. Any of several brightly coloured tropical fishes, of the family ''Balistidae'', including the filefish and the triggerfish; leatherfish ¹

3. Noun. Any of several Atlantic fishes, of the genus ''Oligoplites'', that have a leathery skin; leatherjack ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Leatherjacket

leatherdykes
leathered
leatherette
leatherettes
leatherfish
leathergoods
leatherhead
leatherheads
leatherier
leatheriest
leatheriness
leathering
leatherings
leatherjack
leatherjacket (current term)
leatherjackets
leatherleaf
leatherleaf fern
leatherleaf saxifrage
leatherleaf wood fern
leatherleafs
leatherleaves
leatherless
leatherlike
leathermaker
leathermakers
leathermaking
leathermen

Literary usage of Leatherjacket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"It may very properly be regarded as one of our food-fishes, as its flesh is of good flavour and it attains Fig. 78.—ORANGE-SPOTTED leatherjacket ..."

2. Select Extra-tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1891)
"... levers and other articles needing toughness ; proved to be very durable [Bailey]. Eucalyptus punctata, De Candolle.* id- The leatherjacket-or ..."

3. Wood: A Manual of the Natural History and Industrial Applications of the by George Simonds Boulger (1908)
"... [See leatherjacket], or E. melliodora [See Box, Yellow], and in North America to Nyssa multiflora [See Gum, Black]. ..."

4. York Plays: The Plays Performed by the Crafts Or Mysteries of York on the by Lucy Toulmin Smith (1885)
"The figure of Christ s armour; his leatherjacket was man's flesh, 12. his hauberk was his head, ..."

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