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Meaning of POLISHING

Pronunciation:  p'├ólishing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the work of making something shine by polishing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"
 

POLISHING is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: shining
 
 See Also: shoeshine, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pol"ish*ing\,
a. & n. from {Polish}.

{Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing
   iron used in laundries.

{Polishing slate}.
(a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne,
    and used for polishing glass, marble, and metals.
(b) A kind of hone or whetstone; hone slate.

{Polishing snake}, a tool used in cleaning lithographic
   stones.

{Polishing wheel}, a wheel or disk coated with, or composed
   of, abrading material, for polishing a surface.

 

 

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