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 That honor, at least among the top 3,000 stocks in the U.S., goes to Xpel Inc., which makes film to protect car paintwork. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Missed Tesla’s 12,551% Rise? Don’t Feel So Bad," 10 Dec. 2020 According to Porsche, the car and jet will have the same two-tone paintwork in Platinum Silver Metallic (gloss) and matte Jet Grey Metallic (satin-gloss) with trim strips in Brilliant Chrome and Speed Blue. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Matching Porsche and Private Jet are the Perfect Pair — for $10 Million," 10 Nov. 2020 They come wrapped in glossy paintwork, lovely leather, and fine trim. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1992 Lexus SC400 Rewrites the Sport Coupe Formula," 26 June 2020 The car's bodywork, more inspiring in detail than in sum, highlights brilliant handiwork and paintwork. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1991 Aston Martin Virage Modernizes the the British Brand," 27 May 2020 Near the church, the grocer’s is boarded up too, its paintwork peeling in the cold damp air. The Economist, "A septuagenarian mayor is tackling decline in his corner of rural France," 21 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of paintwork

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Dec 2020

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“Paintwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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