dubbin
also dubbing noun Etymology: dubbing, gerund of dub to dress leather Date: 1781 a dressing of oil and tallow for leather

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  • Dubbin — An open tin Dubbin is a wax product used to soften, condition and waterpr …   Wikipedia

  • dubbin — Brit. ► NOUN ▪ prepared grease used for softening and waterproofing leather. ► VERB (dubbined, dubbining) ▪ apply dubbin to (leather). ORIGIN from DUB(Cf. ↑dub) (sense 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • dubbin — [dub′iŋ, dub′indub′in] n. [< dubbing: see DUB1, vt. 5] a greasy preparation for softening and waterproofing leather: also dubbing [dub′iŋ, dub′in] …   English World dictionary

  • dubbin — n. & v. n. (also dubbing) prepared grease for softening and waterproofing leather. v.tr. (dubbined, dubbining) apply dubbin to (boots etc.). Etymology: see DUB(1) 4 * * * dubbin n. and v. see dubbing vbl. n. 4 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dubbin — This is a variant spelling of the medieval Dobbin a name formed from the nickname Dob a shortened form of Robert plus kin , meaning son of or even nephew of of Dob . The development to Dubb is dialectual, the name not apparently being recorded… …   Surnames reference

  • dubbin — [ dʌbɪn] Brit. noun prepared grease used for softening and waterproofing leather. verb (dubbins, dubbining, dubbined) apply dubbin to (leather). Origin C19: alt. of dubbing, pres. participle of dub1 (sense 4) …   English new terms dictionary

  • dubbin — /dub in/, n. a mixture of tallow and oil used in dressing leather. Also, dubbing. [1815 25; var. of DUBBING] * * * …   Universalium

  • dubbin — noun A mixture of tallow and oil used to soften leather, and make it waterproof …   Wiktionary

  • dubbin — dub·bin || dÊŒbɪn n. grease used on leather for softening and waterproofing it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dubbin — noun (U) a thick oily substance used to make leather softer and to stop water going through it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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