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noun
a chrome-tanned calfskin with square markings produced by graining.
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Origin of box calf

1900–05, Americanism; allegedly after Joseph Box, a London bootmaker
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box calf

noun
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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