blacking


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black·ing

 (blăk′ĭng)
n.
1. See lampblack.
2. A preparation, such as a shoe or stove polish, that is used to impart a black color.

blacking

(ˈblækɪŋ)
n
(Dyeing) any preparation, esp one containing lampblack, for giving a black finish to shoes, metals, etc

black•ing

(ˈblæk ɪŋ)

n.
any preparation for producing a black coating or finish, as on shoes or stoves.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blacking - a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwearblacking - a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
polish - a preparation used in polishing
Translations

blacking

[ˈblækɪŋ] Nbetún m

blacking

n
(for shoes) → schwarze (Schuh)wichse; (for stoves) → Ofenschwärze f
(Brit) (by trade union) → Bestreikung f; (of goods)Boykottierung f

blacking

[ˈblækɪŋ] n (for shoes, metal) → nero
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