brightwork

noun
bright·​work | \ ˈbrīt-ˌwərk How to pronounce brightwork (audio) \

Definition of brightwork

1 : polished or plated metalwork
2 : varnished woodwork on a boat

Examples of brightwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gone is much of the brightwork, replaced with black surrounds and accents on the window moldings, badging, grille slats and exhaust pipes. Michael Harley, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2021 The styling is a muscular and bulked-up take on Hyundai's latest design language, and the big, bold grille full of brightwork is handsome. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 10 Aug. 2021 The interior of my Carnival SX Prestige was trimmed in attractive two-tone faux leather and dimpled aluminum-look brightwork. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 The interior of my Carnival SX Prestige was trimmed in attractive two-tone faux leather and dimpled aluminum-look brightwork. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 The interior of my Carnival SX Prestige was trimmed in attractive two-tone faux leather and dimpled aluminum-look brightwork. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 The interior of my Carnival SX Prestige was trimmed in attractive two-tone faux leather and dimpled aluminum-look brightwork. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 The interior of my Carnival SX Prestige was trimmed in attractive two-tone faux leather and dimpled aluminum-look brightwork. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 The Special Edition package costs $6695, which seems mildly extortionate for a selective reduction of brightwork—especially given that the monochromatic package costs $3270 on the Reserve trim. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of brightwork

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Oct 2021

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“Brightwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brightwork. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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