patent leather

noun

pat·​ent leather ˈpa-tᵊn(t)- How to pronounce patent leather (audio)
 British usually  ˈpā-
: a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface

Examples of patent leather in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of patent leather was in 1816

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“Patent leather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patent%20leather. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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patent leather

noun
pat·​ent leather ˌpat-ᵊn(t)- How to pronounce patent leather (audio)
: a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface

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