Definition of buckram noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

buckram

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbʌkrəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌkrəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a type of stiff cloth made especially from cotton or linen, used in the past for covering books and for making clothes stiffer Word Origin Middle English (denoting a kind of fine linen or cotton cloth): from Old French boquerant, perhaps from Bukhoro, a city in the republic of Uzbekistan in central Asia.
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