Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dubbin: saddle soap


 (dŭb′ĭn) also dub·bing (-ĭng)
An application of tallow and oil for dressing leather.

[From dub.]


(ˈdʌbɪn) or


(Textiles) Brit a greasy mixture of tallow and oil applied to leather to soften it and make it waterproof
[C18: from dub to dress leather; see dub1]


(ˈdʌb ɪn)

also dub•bing


a mixture of tallow and oil used in dressing leather.
[1815–25; variant of dubbing; see dub1, -ing1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dubbin - tallow mixed with oil; used to make leather soft and waterproof
tallow - obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants


[ˈdʌbɪn] Nadobo m impermeable, cera f


nLederfett nt
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
This entailed coating the balls with Dubbin, a foul-smelling substance made of beeswax, fish oil and lard.
But at Under-18 level Simms' record is something not seen since the days of Brylcreemed centre-parts and boots with Dubbin.
Tractor exhibits: Gordon Marsh, Rare Breed and Livestock: Simon Dubbin.
It had no natural light, the air was heavy with the aroma of leather dubbin and p liniment, and apart from a kettle, the threadbare carpet and tacky calendars on the wall it was as homely as a shed.
Mao, Rachel Willard-Grace, Leslie Dubbin, and Elizabeth Davis), with each transcript having at least two different coders.
The boots were manufactured with the leather's "flesh" side facing out (known by the US Military as "roughout") and ultimately coated by soldiers with Dubbin (a mixture of natural waxes and oils).
As Dubbin (2013) points out, a Twitter bot can be written in almost any modern programming language.
The dubbin restored grease to the leather, making it more waterproof and suppler; it coaxed the animal partly back to life.
(Tel: 02476 223343) DUBBIN Violet Lily Vi Formerly of Lower Stoke, Coventry.
Dubbin, Chair of the Joint Interim Constitution Revision Comm'n, to Sen.
Hareline Dubbin, hareline.com: Top online retailer of fly-tying materials.