Buff coat
Buff Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster]

{Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and elastic material, worn by soldiers in the 17th century as a defensive covering.

{Buff jerkin}, originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward, one of cloth of a buff color. [Obs.] --Nares.

{Buff stick} (Mech.), a strip of wood covered with buff leather, used in polishing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Buff-coat — a heavy coat of buff leather, used a pikeman and gunner’s armour in the Renaissance, alone or under a breastplate. Buff coats were also often worn as light protection when dueling with rapiers or swords …   Medieval glossary

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  • Buff — Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buff jerkin — Buff Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buff stick — Buff Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • buff-jerkin — buffˈ coat or buffˈ jerkin noun 1. A strong, military coat 2. A soldier • • • Main Entry: ↑buff …   Useful english dictionary

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