from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward, one of cloth of a buff color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment formerly worn under the corselet, and made of buff-leather, whence its name. It took the place of the acton and gambeson.
- n. A waistcoat made of buff-leather; hence, a waistcoat made of cloth of a buff color.
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