Meaning of “patent leather” in the English Dictionary

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"patent leather" in British English

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

"patent leather" in American English

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patent leathernoun [ U ]

us /ˈpæt·ənt ˈleð·ər/

leather with a hard, shiny surface:

black patent-leather shoes

(Definition of “patent leather” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)