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patent leather

noun pat·ent leather \ˈpa-tən(t)-, British usually ˈpā-\

: a type of leather that has a hard and shiny surface

Full Definition of PATENT LEATHER

:  a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface

First Known Use of PATENT LEATHER

1829

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