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 Sleek shapes, delicate brightwork, and top-grade materials give you the sense that this crossover comes from a luxury brand rather than a mainstream automaker. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Compact SUV Battle: Ford vs. Honda vs. Mazda vs. Subaru vs. Toyota vs. VW," 20 Apr. 2020 Opt for the $1800 Black Optic package, and the A8's brightwork is turned down with darkened grille trim, mirrors, and wheels. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Audi S8 Issues an Executive Order for Speed," 23 Mar. 2020 Check out all the brightwork, the flush-fitting metal trim around the grille, around the window openings, at the rocker panel and bumper fascias. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2020 Kia Telluride: A Peaceful Ride Even With a Car Full of Kids," 17 Jan. 2020 Now is also the time for a thorough cleaning of all brightwork, vacuuming/washing of the carpets and deck, and a general overall grime-busting expedition. Popmech Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How To Winterize Your Boat for the Cold Months Ahead," 21 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of brightwork

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brightwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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