schreinerize

transitive verb
schrei·​ner·​ize | \ ˈshrīnəˌrīz \
variants: or schreiner \ -​nə(r) \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of schreinerize

: to calender (cotton fabric) with rollers engraved all over with very fine lines in order to produce a lustrous surface

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History and Etymology for schreinerize

schreinerize probably from the name Schreiner + English -ize; schreiner probably from the name Schreiner

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“Schreinerize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schreinerize. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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