Meaning of “dubbin” in the English Dictionary

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"dubbin" in British English

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dubbinnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʌb.ɪn/ us /ˈdʌb.ɪn/ UK

a thick soft substance used to make leather soft and waterproof:

It might be better to use dubbin rather than polish on your walking boots.

(Definition of “dubbin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)