Naugahyde


Naugahyde
Naugahyde trademark name patented (U.S.) Dec. 7, 1937, by United States Rubber Products Inc., for an artificial leather made from fabric base treated with rubber, etc. From Naugatuk, rubber-making town in Connecticut, + hyde, an arbitrary variant of HIDE (Cf. hide) (n.). The town name is Southern New England Algonquian *neguttuck "one tree," from *negut- "one" + *-tugk "tree."

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  • Naugahyde — (sometimes abbreviated to Nauga) is an American brand of artificial leather ( pleather ). Naugahyde is a composite of a knit fabric backing and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic coating. It was developed by United States Rubber Company, and is now …   Wikipedia

  • Naugahyde™ — [Naugahyde] noun [U] a type of artificial leather used for covering furniture, etc. and for making gloves. It can be cleaned with soap and water. Some people think that Naugahyde products show bad taste …   Useful english dictionary

  • Naugahyde — ☆ Naugahyde [nôg′ə hīd΄ ] [arbitrary coinage] trademark for a kind of imitation leather, used for upholstery, luggage, etc. n. [n ] this material …   English World dictionary

  • Naugahyde{™} — n [U] a type of artificial leather used for covering furniture, etc. and for making gloves. It can be cleaned with soap and water. Some people think that Naugahyde products show bad taste. * * * …   Universalium

  • Naugahyde — trademark used for vinyl coated fabrics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Naugahyde — /naw geuh huyd /, Trademark. a brand of strong vinyl coated fabric made to look like leather and used for upholstery, luggage, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Naugahyde — noun An artificial leather made with a knit fabric backing and PVC coating …   Wiktionary

  • Naugahyde —  is a trademark …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Naugahyde — n. trademark for flexible imitation leather used for vinyl coated fabrics or seat covers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Naugahyde — [ nɔ:gəhʌɪd] noun N. Amer. (trademark in the US) an artificial material designed to resemble leather. Origin early 20th cent.: from Nauga(tuck), the name of a town in Connecticut + hyde (alt. of hide2) …   English new terms dictionary


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