paintbrush

noun paint·brush \ ˈpānt-ˌbrəsh \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of paintbrush

1 : a brush for applying paint

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First Known Use of paintbrush

1815

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PAINTBRUSH Defined for English Language Learners

paintbrush

Definition of paintbrush for English Language Learners

  • : a brush used for putting paint on a surface


PAINTBRUSH Defined for Kids

paintbrush

noun paint·brush \ ˈpānt-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of paintbrush for Students

: a tool with bristles that is used to apply paint


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