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What is "Leatherette" - Definition & Explanation

Simulated leather.
Fabric made to look like leather.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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White cloudiness of a wood finish due to entrapped moisture. The common causes are applying finish in humid conditions or exposure to moisture, usually accompanied by heat, such as hot food or drink....

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