patent leather

[pat-nt, pat-n or, esp. British, peyt-nt]
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Origin of patent leather

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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shagreen

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British Dictionary definitions for patent leather

patent leather

noun
  1. leather or imitation leather processed with lacquer to give a hard glossy surface
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