box calf Word Origin noun
- a chrome-tanned calfskin with square markings produced by graining.
Origin of box calf 1900–05, Americanism; allegedly after Joseph Box, a London bootmaker British Dictionary definitions for box calf box calf noun
- black calfskin leather, tanned with chromium salts, having a pattern of fine creases formed by boarding
Word Origin for box calf C20: named after Joseph Box, London shoemaker