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buckram

Syllabification: buck·ram
Pronunciation: /ˈbəkrəm
 
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Definition of buckram in English:

noun

Coarse linen or other cloth stiffened with gum or paste and used typically as interfacing and in bookbinding.
Example sentences
  • The device itself was simple enough, consisting of a buckram rim about eighteen inches in diameter, wrapped with 3,411 feet of cotton-covered copper wire, all in turn covered with tape, felt, and an imitation leather sleeve.
  • They just don't make buckram like they used to.
  • The Moroccan-leather-bound edition, limited to 50 numbered copies, is encased in a silver buckram drop-back solander box (£750 inclusive of delivery).

Origin

Middle English (denoting a kind of fine linen or cotton cloth): from Old French boquerant, perhaps from Bukhara in central Asia.

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