dubbin

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dubbin (countable and uncountable, plural dubbins)

  1. A mixture of tallow and oil used to soften leather, and make it waterproof.
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 295:
      He brought me a pail and a stool, and held out the round tin of dubbin for me to grease the teats.