par-fleche

parfleche

[pahr-flesh, pahr-flesh]
noun
1.
a rawhide that has been dried after having been soaked in a solution of lye and water to remove the hair.
2.
an article or object, as a case, pouch, etc., made of such rawhide.

Origin:
1820–30; < Canadian French parflèche, equivalent to French par(er) to parry (see para-2) + flèche arrow

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parfleche (ˈpɑːflɛʃ)
 
n
1.  a sheet of rawhide that has been dried after soaking in lye and water to remove the hair
2.  an object, such as a case, made of this
 
[C19: from Canadian French, from French parer to ward off, protect + flèche arrow]

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