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buff jerkin Explained

Buff jerkin at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Buff \Buff\, a.
1. Made of buff leather. --Goldsmith.

2. Of the color of buff.

{Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short
sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo
skin, or other thick and elastic material, worn by
soldiers in the 17th century as a defensive covering.

{Buff jerkin}, originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward,
one of cloth of a buff color. [Obs.] --Nares.

{Buff stick} (Mech.), a strip of wood covered with buff
leather, used in polishing.