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 Presented with gleaming platinum silver paintwork, the car sports a black leather interior that’s contrasted by bright green accents. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2021 Fast Track chassis is a work of metallurgical art, while exterior and interior billet pieces accent the brilliant Kendall Red paintwork custom-mixed and painted by TSC. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2021 According to the listing, the car has had some paintwork and benefits from some re-chroming. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 19 Oct. 2021 Other details faithfully replicated include the Silver Birch paintwork just like Bond’s car, plus replica Smiths dials on the dashboard, a wooden steering wheel and leather interior. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 Woodhead applied aging paintwork to exaggerate wrinkles, used shading to drop the jawline and fit Zellweger's blue eyes with dark-grey contact lenses to approximate Garland's black pupils. Hugh Hart, Fortune, 26 Sep. 2019 The car was sold on Tuesday with its original registration number, paintwork, and radio. James Briggs, CNN, 29 June 2021 The paintwork on it is intricate and really special. Simon Thompson, Forbes, 15 June 2021 The Racing Green paintwork and flashy, anodized grille pay tribute to the iconic Aston that won both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nürburgring 24 Hours races in 1959. Jeremy Taylor, Robb Report, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of paintwork

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jan 2022

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“Paintwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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