neat's-foot oil

[neets-foo t]

noun

a pale-yellow fixed oil made by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle, used chiefly as a dressing for leather.

Nearby words

  1. nearsightedly,
  2. nearsightedness,
  3. nearthrosis,
  4. neat,
  5. neat line,
  6. neaten,
  7. neath,
  8. neath port talbot,
  9. neatherd,
  10. neatly

Origin of neat's-foot oil

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for neat's-foot oil

neat's-foot oil

noun

a yellow fixed oil obtained by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle and used esp to dress leather
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