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Dictionary definition for: Buckram

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

2. (v) stiffen with or as with buckram; "buckram the skirt"

3. (s) rigidly formal; "a starchy manner" "the letter was stiff and formal" "his prose has a buckram quality"

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