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Adjective: buckram  búk-rum
  1. Rigidly formal
    "his prose has a buckram quality";
    - starchy, stiff
Noun: buckram  búk-rum
  1. A coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
Verb: buckram  búk-rum
  1. Stiffen with or as with buckram
    "buckram the skirt"

Derived forms: buckrams, buckramed, buckraming

See also: formal

Type of: cloth, fabric, material, stiffen, textile

Encyclopedia: Buckram