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neat's-foot oil

Definition:

a pale yellow oil made from the feet and legs of cattle; used as a dressing for leather

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plurals:

neat's-foot oils | neats'-feet oils

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old English nēat from Germanic, "to use"
(Source: Encarta Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil

a yellow fixed oil obtained by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle and used especially to dress leather (19 of 200 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/neat-s-foot-oil

Britannica Encyclopedia:

neat's-foot oil [lubricant]

pale yellow fatty oil made by boiling the feet, skin, and shinbones of cattle and used chiefly for dressing and waterproofing leather and as a ... (25 of 96 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/407508​/neats-foot-oil

Merriam-Webster:

neat's-foot oil

a pale yellow fatty oil made especially from the bones of cattle and used chiefly as a leather dressing (19 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/neat's-foot oil

Oxford Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil

oil obtained by boiling the feet of cattle, used to dress leather (12 of 34 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/neat's--foot-oil

Random House Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil

a pale-yellow fixed oil made by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle, used chiefly as a dressing for leather. (20 of 25 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/neats-foot-oil

New World Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil | neatsfoot oil

a light-yellow oil obtained by boiling the feet and shinbones of cattle, used mainly as a dressing for leather (19 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/neat-s-foot-oil

American Heritage Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil

A light yellow oil obtained from the feet and shinbones of cattle, used chiefly to dress leather. (17 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/neat-s-foot-oil

Encarta Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil

a pale yellow oil. Source: feet and shinbones of cattle. Use: treatment of leather. (14 of 25 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861682911​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Encarta Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil [entry 2, archaic] | neats [plural] | neat [plural]

Origin: Old English nēat from Germanic, "to use"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861682911​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Google Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil

Audio: English pronunciation of "neat's-foot oil"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

neat's-foot oil

Audio: North American pronunciation of "neat's-foot oil"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=neatsf​01 word=neat's-foot oil

YourDictionary Audio:

neat's-foot oil

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "neat's-foot oil" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/neat-s-foot-oil

the Free Dictionary:

neat's-foot oil

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "neat's-foot oil" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/neat's-foot oil

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