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paint +‎ work


paintwork (countable and uncountable, plural paintworks)

  1. The painted surface of a car, building, etc.
    • 1960 February, “The first of London's new Piccadilly Line trains is delivered”, in Trains Illustrated, page 94:
      The interior colour scheme departs from the conventional L.T. red and green upholstery and matching paintwork, which has been replaced by a maroon and grey moquette with dove grey paint below the waist rail.
    • 2017 April 6, Samira Shackle, “On the frontline with Karachi’s ambulance drivers”, in the Guardian[1]:
      At night, some nap on their stretchers. High up on a wall, stuck to peeling paintwork, are photographs of eight drivers killed in service.
    • 2022 December 14, “News in pictures: Class 87 soldiers on in Bulgaria”, in RAIL, number 972, page 26, photo caption:
      Despite somewhat faded paintwork, 87017 Iron Duke is clearly very much operational, as confirmed here on September 4.

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