patent leather

noun pat·ent leather \ ˈpa-tᵊn(t)- , British usually ˈpā- \
Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of patent leather

: a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface

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First Known Use of patent leather

1816

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Definition of patent leather for English Language Learners

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


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