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patent leather

[pat-nt, pat-n or, esp. British, peyt-nt] /ˈpæt nt, ˈpæt n or, esp. British, ˈpeɪt nt/
noun
1.
a hard, glossy, smooth leather, used especially in shoes and accessories.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for patent-leather

patent leather

noun
1.
leather or imitation leather processed with lacquer to give a hard glossy surface
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