A hard, molded piece of leather. Cuir bouilli is prepared from leather that is softened by boiling and maceration, then molded or pressed into a given form. Upon drying the leather piece becomes very hard and resistant to cuts and abrasions. Cuir bouilli was used for shield facings and armor.
Synonyms and Related Terms
cuir-bouilli; coerbuille; corbule; coerboyle; quir boilly; curbule; hardened leather; boiled leather