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 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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