patent leather

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

1820–30, Americanism Unabridged
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patent leather
leather or imitation leather processed with lacquer to give a hard glossy surface

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