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lacquer

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noun lac·quer \ ˈla-kər \

Definition of lacquer

1 a :a spirit varnish (such as shellac)
b :any of various durable natural varnishes; especially :a varnish obtained from an Asian sumac (Rhus verniciflua) called also Japanese lacquer
2 :any of various clear or colored synthetic organic coatings that typically dry to form a film by evaporation of the solvent; especially :a solution of a cellulose derivative (such as nitrocellulose)

Examples of lacquer in a Sentence

  1. Many coats of lacquer were applied to the table.

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Origin and Etymology of lacquer

Portuguese lacré sealing wax, from laca lac, from Arabic lakk, from Persian lak — more at lac


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lacquer

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Definition of lacquer

lacquered; lacquering play \ˈla-k(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to coat with or as if with lacquer
2 :to give a smooth finish or appearance to :make glossy
  • lacquered her hair

lacquerer

play \ˈla-kər-ər\ noun

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First Known Use of lacquer

1688


LACQUER Defined for English Language Learners

lacquer

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Definition of lacquer for English Language Learners

  • : a liquid that is spread on wood or metal and that dries to form a hard and shiny surface


LACQUER Defined for Kids

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lacquer

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noun lac·quer \ ˈla-kər \

Definition of lacquer for Students

:a material like varnish that dries quickly into a shiny layer (as on wood or metal)

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lacquer

verb

Definition of lacquer for Students

lacquered; lacquering
:to coat with lacquer


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