transitive verb

Definition of back-tan

: to treat (dyed material) with tannin in order to fix the dye

Other Words from back-tan

back-tanning \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of back-tan

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for back-tan

back entry 2

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“Back-tan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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