cuir-bouilli

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Leather prepared by boiling and pressing, so that it becomes extremely hard and capable of preserving permanently the shape and surface-decoration given it, and can afford considerable resistance to sword-cuts and other violence.

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  • noun Leather moulded into a particular shape and then hardened, for making armor.

Etymologies

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French cuir ("leather") + bouilli ("boiled").

Examples

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  • Boiled and stamped leather.

    December 9, 2010