buff1 (def 6).
a small stick covered with leather or the like, used in polishing.
buff the helmet
a very low, almost flat, cabochon cut.
a soft, thick, light-yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc. a brownish-yellow color; tan. a buff stick or buff wheel. a devotee or well-informed student of some activity or subject: Civil War buffs avidly read the new biography of […]