box cloth

noun

Definition of box cloth

: a heavy feltlike woolen coating made dense and almost waterproof by considerable fulling and shrinking and given a hard smooth face

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History and Etymology for box cloth

box entry 2 + cloth; probably from its use in making box coats

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“Box cloth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/box%20cloth. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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