brightwork

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Etymology[edit]

bright +‎ work

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Noun[edit]

brightwork (usually uncountable, plural brightworks)

  1. Polished metal fixtures, especially aboard a boat.
  2. The varnished or oiled wood trim aboard a boat.
    • 1990, Rebecca J. Wittman, Brightwork: The Art of Finishing Wood[1]:
      If you're drawn to a boat with even a moderate degree of brightwork, you are obviously so attracted because you appreciate the aesthetics of wood.

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