Naugahyde

Naugahyde

[naw-guh-hahyd]
Trademark.
a brand of strong vinyl-coated fabric made to look like leather and used for upholstery, luggage, etc.
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Naugahyde
trademark name patented (U.S.) Dec. 7, 1937, by United States Rubber Products Inc., for an artificial leather made from fabric base treated with rubber, etc. From Naugatuk, rubber-making town in Connecticut, + hyde, an arbitrary variant of hide (n.).
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