buckram

Definitions of buckram
1

n a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing

Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

v stiffen with or as with buckram

buckram the skirt”
Type of:
stiffen
make stiff or stiffer

adj 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)

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