paint·​work ˈpānt-ˌwərk How to pronounce paintwork (audio)
chiefly British : paint sense 3b
chiefly British : work with paint

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Genesis previewed this future production model with the GV80 Coupe concept, which was emblazoned in bright orange paintwork and rolling on huge 23-inch wheels. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 5 Apr. 2023 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. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2021 There are four dial color options, matched to the paintwork and interiors of classic cars: Verde Chiaro (light green) and Rosso Amarena (cherry red), Nero Corsa (racing black) and, on a two-tone steel and gold model, Grigio-Blue (grey blue). Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023 Evidence of paintwork is visible on the passenger-side panels, the sunroof doesn't work, and there is a crack in the left-side fog light. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 2 Mar. 2023 Ideas refined in the gaming industry are becoming commonplace elsewhere; some new cars require owners to make a one-off payment, or to take up a subscription, to unlock features such as heated seats, high-beam assist, and color-changing paintwork (the automotive industry’s answer to avatar skins). Simon Parkin, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2022 Chopard Co-President, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, will participate behind the wheel of the Scheufele family’s 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL, well-known to the 1000 Miglia due to its strawberry-red paintwork. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 16 June 2022 It’s finished in the Stirling Moss’ quintessential colour scheme of metallic silver paintwork over a black and red leather interior, done as a modern twist on the colour scheme worn by the 300 SLRs when campaigned by Mercedes-Benz in 1955. Josh Max, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 The Latino community’s commitment to maintaining the legacy of car builders before them is evident in the intricate paintwork and the attention to detail in the chrome work and the interior, Ebel said. Dallas News, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of paintwork was in 1764

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“Paintwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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