patent leather

[pat-nt, pat-n or, esp. British, peyt-nt]
noun
a hard, glossy, smooth leather, used especially in shoes and accessories.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism

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patent leather
 
n
leather or imitation leather processed with lacquer to give a hard glossy surface

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Example sentences
Shoulder-length hair and patent leather party shoes complete the ensemble.
Shoulder-length hair and patent leather party shoes complete the ensemble.
To shine and protect patent leather shoes, rub with a dab or petroleum jelly.
One-straps in patent leather, suede trimmed or in all suede.
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