buckram

Definitions of buckram
  1. noun
    a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
    see moresee less
    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  2. verb
    stiffen with or as with buckram
    buckram the skirt”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    stiffen
    make stiff or stiffer
  3. adjective
    rigidly formal
    “his prose has a buckram quality”
    synonyms: starchy, stiff
    formal
    being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week