a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.
to strengthen with buckram.
Archaic. to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.
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How to use buckram in a sentence
At our challenge they have now taken to their heels like Falstaff's eleven rogues in buckram suits.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
Making frames for hats follows—the frames are of wire and buckram.The Canadian Girl at Work | Marjory MacMurchy
A Special Presentation Edition, bound in white buckram, with extra gilt ornament.Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
They might have been weighted with buckram, although it was no longer in general use.The Copy-Cat and Other Stories | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They are very poorly clad, for their clothes are only of the skins of beasts, and canvas, and buckram.Some Heroes of Travel | W. H. Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for buckram
cotton or linen cloth stiffened with size, etc, used in lining or stiffening clothes, bookbinding, etc
(as modifier): a buckram cover
archaic stiffness of manner
(tr) to stiffen with buckram
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