- a rawhide with the hair removed by soaking it in water and lye
- something made of this, as a case or robe
Origin of parflecheCanadian French parflèche, probably from French parer, parry + flèche, arrow: see flèche
- An untanned animal hide soaked in lye and water to remove the hair and then dried on a stretcher.
- An article, such as a shield or bag, made of this hide.
Origin of parflecheCanadian French parflèche French parer to parry, defend ; see parry . French flèche arrow ; see flèche .