patent leather

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noun pat·ent leather \ˈpa-tən(t)-, British usually ˈpā-\

Definition of patent leather

  1. :  a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface

1816

First Known Use of patent leather

1816


PATENT LEATHER Defined for English Language Learners

patent leather

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noun pat·ent leather \ˈpa-tən(t)-, British usually ˈpā-\

Definition of patent leather for English Language Learners

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


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