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

Definition of brightwork

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

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There's black mesh instead of chrome in the grill, and elsewhere the chrome brightwork has been swapped for black accents. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Cadillac revamps its sportiest lineup, adds new CT4-V and CT5-V sedans," 31 May 2019 On this more ample canvas, Lexus’s exterior stylists composed a compelling shape of light and shadow, bulge and hollow, rake and curve, and above all shameless amounts of brightwork. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Lexus ES 300h: Spend on the Luxury, Save on Gas Money," 24 Jan. 2019 The flash of brightwork at the doors’ leading edges is very like a BMW. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 Kia Stinger GT2: The Best German Car to Come Out of South Korea," 6 Apr. 2018 Furthermore, the dearth of brightwork or any contrasting hue inside this test car imparts it with all the cheerfulness of a haunted house. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "2017 Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet PDK Automatic," 5 Oct. 2017 Keep a set of sunglasses aboard; there’s enough brightwork and glossy wood to trim a yacht. Tom Voelk, New York Times, "Video Review: After 15-Year Break, Lincoln Continental Returns With Style," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of brightwork

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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