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Meaning of BUCKRAM

Pronunciation:  'bukrum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
  2. [adj]  rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"
  3. [v]  stiffen with or as with buckram; "buckram the skirt"

BUCKRAM is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: formal, starchy, stiff
 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, stiffen, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Buck"ram\, n. [OE. bokeram, bougeren, OF. boqueran, F.
    bougran, MHG. buckeram, LL. buchiranus, boquerannus, fr. MHG.
    boc, G. bock, goat (as being made of goat's hair), or fr. F.
    bouracan, by transposing the letter r. See {Buck},
    1. A coarse cloth of linen or hemp, stiffened with size or
       glue, used in garments to keep them in the form intended,
       and for wrappers to cover merchandise.
    Note: Buckram was formerly a very different material from
          that now known by the name. It was used for wearing
          apparel, etc. --Beck (Draper's Dict. ).
    2. (Bot.) A plant. See {Ramson}. --Dr. Prior.
  2. \Buck"ram\, a.
    1. Made of buckram; as, a buckram suit.
    2. Stiff; precise. ``Buckram dames.'' --Brooke.
  3. \Buck"ram\, v. t.
    To strengthen with buckram; to make stiff. --Cowper.