lockram

noun
lock·​ram | \ ˈlä-krəm How to pronounce lockram (audio) \

Definition of lockram

: a coarse plain-woven linen formerly used in England

First Known Use of lockram

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lockram

Middle English lokerham, from Locronan, town in Brittany

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“Lockram.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockram. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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