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 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-stick — buffˈ stick, buffˈ wheel or buffˈing wheel noun A stick or wheel covered with buff leather or the like, and impregnated with an abrasive for polishing • • • Main Entry: ↑buff …   Useful english dictionary

  • buff stick — noun Etymology: buff (VI) : a strip of wood covered with buff leather or chamois and used in polishing * * * a small stick covered with leather or the like, used in polishing. [1880 85] * * * buff stick, a small stick covered with leather or the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • buff stick — a small stick covered with leather or the like, used in polishing. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • buff-wheel — buffˈ stick, buffˈ wheel or buffˈing wheel noun A stick or wheel covered with buff leather or the like, and impregnated with an abrasive for polishing • • • Main Entry: ↑buff …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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… …   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 — buff1 buffability, n. buffable, adj. /buf/, n. 1. a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc. 2. a brownish yellow color; tan.… …   Universalium

  • buff — adj., n., & v. adj. of a yellowish beige colour (buff envelope). n. 1 a yellowish beige colour. 2 colloq. an enthusiast, esp. for a particular hobby (railway buff). 3 colloq. the human skin unclothed. 4 a a velvety dull yellow ox leather. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • buff — buff1 [buf] n. [earlier buffe, buffalo < Fr buffle < It bufalo,BUFFALO] 1. a heavy, soft, brownish yellow leather made from the skin of the buffalo or from other animal hides 2. a military coat made of this leather 3. a) a stick or small… …   English World dictionary

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