paint shop

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paint shop (plural paint shops)

  1. A shop that sells paint.
  2. The part of a factory where items are painted.
    • 1961 March, C. P. Boocock, “The organisation of Eastleigh Locomotive Works”, in Trains Illustrated, page 162:
      Eastleigh Locomotive Works: Layout and functions of shops [...] Paint Shop: Painting and varnishing locomotives and works equipment. (Locomotive painting actually carried out in erecting shop).