lockram

[ lok-ruh m ]
/ ˈlɒk rəm /

noun Obsolete.

a rough-textured linen cloth.

Nearby words

  1. locknut,
  2. lockout,
  3. lockout box,
  4. lockpick,
  5. lockport,
  6. lockset,
  7. locksmith,
  8. lockstep,
  9. lockup,
  10. lockwood

Origin of lockram

1250–1300; Middle English lokeram, lokerham, after Locronan, village in Brittany where the cloth was made; perhaps conformed to buckram

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