A wax colored with lampblack that is used to stain and polish the edges of the soles and heels of shoes or to take rubbings of brass or stone inscriptions.
(Clothing & Fashion)
a. a black waxy substance used by shoemakers to blacken the edges of heels and soles
b. a similar substance used to take rubbings, esp brass rubbings
a substance composed of lampblack and wax, used for making rubbings or for polishing shoes.