Meaning of buckram

buck•ram

Pronunciation: (buk'rum), [key]
— n., v., -ramed, -ram•ing.
—n.
  1. a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
  2. stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.
—v.t.
  1. to strengthen with buckram.
  2. to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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