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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Black leather finished to a hard glossy surface and used especially for shoes and clothing accessories.

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  • n. Leather that has been given a high gloss, shiny finish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a varnished or lacquered leather, used for boots and shoes, and in carriage and harness work.

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  • n. leather with a hard glossy surface

Etymologies

So called because it is made by a once-patented process.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Patent leather is leather that has been given a high gloss, shiny finish. The original process was developed by Newark, New Jersey–based inventor Seth Boyden in 1818 with commercial manufacture beginning September 20, 1819. His process used a linseed oil–based lacquer coating. Modern patent leather usually has a plastic coating.
    _Wikipedia

    February 18, 2008