leatherman

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Etymology 1Edit

leather +‎ man

NounEdit

leatherman ‎(plural leathermen)

  1. A member of a homosexual male subculture that grew out of male-only motorcycle clubs formed by homosexual veterans returning from World War II, stressing masculinity in contradiction to androgynous and effeminate gay stereotypes, characterized by a fetish for leather gear and clothing, a sense of hierarchy, and a fraternal, militaristic code of protocol and behavior, often involving BDSM practices.

Etymology 2Edit

From the name of the manufacturer, Leatherman Tool Group.

NounEdit

leatherman ‎(plural leathermen)

  1. A tool, similar to a pair of pliers, but with an array of built-in extra features such as knives, screwdrivers, etc.
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