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

 

patent leather

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpeɪtnt ˈleðə(r)//
 
; NAmE usually NAmE//ˈpætnt leðər//
 
, NAmE//ˌpeɪtnt ˈleðər//
 
[uncountable]
 
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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