- a chrome-tanned calfskin with square markings produced by graining.
Origin of box calf
1900–05, Americanism; allegedly after Joseph Box, a London bootmaker
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- black calfskin leather, tanned with chromium salts, having a pattern of fine creases formed by boarding
Word Origin for box calf
C20: named after Joseph Box, London shoemaker
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