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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. leather with a hard glossy surface
So called because it is made by a once-patented process.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)