Leather vs Kip - What's the difference?

leather | kip |


As nouns the difference between leather and kip

is that leather is a tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used eg for clothing while kip is the untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat or kip can be (informal|chiefly uk) a place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed or kip can be a unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (444822 kilonewtons or 444822 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound or kip can be the unit of currency in laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation lak or kip can be (gymnastics) a basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position in its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.

As verbs the difference between leather and kip

is that leather is to cover with leather while kip is (informal|chiefly uk) to sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.

As a adjective leather

is made of leather.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

leather

Noun

  • A tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used e.g. for clothing.
  • A piece of the above used for polishing.
  • (colloquial) A cricket ball or football.
  • (plural : leathers ) clothing made from the skin of animals, often worn by motorcycle riders.
  • (baseball) A good defensive play
  • Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.
  • (dated, humorous) The skin.
  • Hyponyms

    (types of leather) chagrin, cordovan, cordwain, galuchat, maroquin, morocco, morocco leather, shagreen, sharkskin

    Derived terms

    *stirrup leather : the strap which hangs the stirrup from the saddle.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Made of leather.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke.
  • Referring to one who wears leather clothing (motorcycle jacket, chaps over 501 jeans, boots), especially as a sign of sadomasochistic homosexuality.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover with leather.
  • To strike forcefully.
  • He leathered the ball all the way down the street.

    Derived terms

    * hell-for-leather * leatherback * leatherette * leatherhead * leatherjacket * leather jacket * leather-lunged * leathern * leathery * wash-leather

    Anagrams

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    kip

    English

    Etymology 1

    1325–75, (etyl) kipp, from (etyl) kip, from (etyl)

    Alternative forms

    * kipp, kippe, kyppe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
  • A bundle or set of such hides.
  • (obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
  • The leather made from such hide; kip leather .
  • Etymology 2

    1760–70, probably related to (etyl) . From the same distant Germanic root as (cove).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, chiefly UK) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  • (informal, chiefly UK) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
  • I’m just going for my afternoon kip .
  • (informal, chiefly UK) A very untidy house or room.
  • (informal, chiefly UK, dated) A brothel.
  • Verb

    (kipp)
  • (informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
  • Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.
    Synonyms
    * crash (US)

    Etymology 3

    1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from (kilo) + (pound).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
  • A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
  • (rare, nonstandard) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
  • Etymology 4

    1950–55, from (etyl) . (Lao kip)

    Noun

    (kip)
  • The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation LAK.
  • (-)

    Etymology 5

    Unknown. Some senses maybe related to (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
  • (Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  • * 1951 , , 1952, page 208,
  • Again Turk placed the pennies on the kip'. He took his time, deliberate over the small action, held the ' kip for a long breathless moment, then jerked his wrist and the pennies were in the air.
  • * 2003 , Gilbert Buchanan, Malco Polia - Traveller, Warrior , page 52,
  • Money was laid on the floor for bets on the heads'' or ''tails'' finish of two pennies tossed high into the air from a small wooden ''kip .
  • * 2010 , Colin McLaren, Sunflower: A Tale of Love, War and Intrigue , page 101,
  • Jack discarded a length of wood, two twists of wire, his two-up kip and a spanner.
  • A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
  • Derived terms
    * kip-up

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