paint·​work | \ ˈpānt-ˌwərk How to pronounce paintwork (audio) \

Definition of paintwork

1 chiefly British : paint sense 3b
2 chiefly British : work with paint

Examples of paintwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is also a second-hand market for those willing to accept a few scuffs on the paintwork. The Economist, "Aircraft-carriers are big, expensive, vulnerable—and popular," 14 Nov. 2019 Unfortunately, not all the original paintwork could be restored: A set of 10 original murals on the second floor depicting scenes from Dallas' early history has been lost, except for a small portion of one which adorns the building's lobby. Dan Singer, Dallas News, "Dallas' old city hall has been transformed inside for UNT Dallas' law school," 27 June 2019 From the outside, Cape Cadogan looks like a beautiful private home complete with crisp white paintwork, black shutters, manicured garden, and pool terrace. Jane Broughton, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Hotels in Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 Recently on view at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon—the world’s biggest camper show—the Sixty uses the Volkswagen T6 as its base and stands out thanks to its red and white, two-tone paintwork and fabrics. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This Westfalia camper van is giving us 1950s-diner vibes," 1 Oct. 2018 Los Placeres Set in a charming old building in the center of Malinalco, Los Placeres has a kind of shabby chic look and a beautiful outdoor patio. The slightly peeling paintwork and rustic doors is all in the name of beauty. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Mexico City," 13 Mar. 2018 Sparkling beneath a hundred flashbulbs, Ford’s newest saloon was presented to the world in the central Chinese megacity of Chongqing on Tuesday, in a symphony of polished paintwork and umbrella-twirling dancers. Time, "Beneath the Glitz of a Ford Automobile Launch in China, Fears of a Trade War Remain," 12 Apr. 2018 Available in only black or yellow paintwork, the Heritage Edition is differentiated by unique interior accents and exterior decals that are reminiscent of those sometimes seen on Zs from the 1970s. Daniel Miller,, "Nissan 370Z is a sports car anachronism — a fast one," 30 Mar. 2018 This is not so much a breakthrough as a slight crack in the paintwork, but at the height of silly season this is exactly the kind of seemingly insignificant (and probably, actually, insignificant) development that provokes widespread hysteria., "Alexis Sanchez Agent Sparks Twitter Frenzy With Latest 'Twist' in Transfer Saga," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of paintwork

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Nov 2019

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“Paintwork.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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