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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leatherback \Leath"er*back`\, n. (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] Leatheret