verb (used with object), buck·ramed, buck·ram·ing.
Origin of buckram
Examples from the Web for buckram
What one saw was not buckram, whalebone, paint, and false hair.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
And of all qualities of buckram the American is unquestionably the best.
It would have been a relief to see a few shabby, old-calf folios, a few more common and every-day, in cloth or buckram!The Title Market|Emily Post
Nor were Mr. Buckram's laudations wanting in the animal's behalf.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour|R. S. Surtees
Buckram was sometimes a silken plush, but generally was woven with cotton.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
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
verb -rams, -raming or -ramed
Word Origin for buckram
Word Origin and History for buckram
early 13c., from Old French boquerant "fine oriental cloth" (12c., Modern French bougran), probably (along with Spanish bucarán, Italian bucherame) from Bukhara, city in central Asia from which it was imported to Europe. Originally a name of a delicate, costly fabric, it later came to mean coarse linen used for lining. The -m in the English word may indicate Italian origin (cf. Italian bucherame, 14c.).