Definition of patent leather noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


patent leather

BrE BrE//ˌpeɪtnt ˈleðə(r)//
; NAmE usually NAmE//ˈpætnt leðər//
, NAmE//ˌpeɪtnt ˈleðər//
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a type of leather with a hard shiny surface, used especially for making shoes and bags
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patent leather