paint·​work | \ˈpānt-ˌwərk \

Definition of paintwork 

1 chiefly British : paint sense 3b

2 chiefly British : work with paint

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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 The paintwork was exquisitely done by Leddy at RCP in Sunset Bronze and, depending on the light, gives the tones from a deep caramel to rich root beer brown. Houston Chronicle, "Heidi's customs & classics: 1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe is 'all business when it comes to performance'," 5 Jan. 2018 The corridor to the De Menil children’s bedrooms is upholstered in ruby felt, the doors in magenta silk velvet, and the paintwork is the color of rhubarb mousse. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Beyond Marfa: Vogue’s Hamish Bowles Departs for an Art Excursion in Houston," 11 Dec. 2017 The conservators eventually decided to keep the original paintwork to save Mr. Haring’s brush strokes, and to clean and varnish, adding new paint only when necessary. Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, "An 88-Foot-High Keith Haring Mural Is Restored in Paris," 7 Sep. 2017

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1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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