buff leather
noun Date: 1580 a strong supple oil-tanned leather produced chiefly from cattle hides

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  • buff-leather — buffˈ leather noun • • • Main Entry: ↑buff …   Useful english dictionary

  • buff leather — noun Etymology: buff (IV) : a strong supple oil tanned leather usually rather light in color and with a velvety surface that is now produced chiefly from cattle hides …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buff — (b[u^]f), n. [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. buffle buffalo. See {Buffalo}.] 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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

  • 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-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 — [[t]bʌf[/t]] n. 1) clo a soft, thick, light yellow leather with a napped surface, orig. made from buffalo skin 2) a brownish yellow color; tan 3) mel a stick, block, or wheel covered with leather or other soft material, used for polishing 4) a… …   From formal English to slang

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