The definition of a lacquer is a substance used to coat something. It is made of solvents with dissolved nitrocellulose.
An example of a lacquer is a tough, shiny coating for a wooden floor.
Lacquer is defined as to coat something with a resin material.(verb)
An example of lacquer is to cover a wooden floor with a shellac or resin.
See lacquer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr laquer, earlier lacre < Port < laca, gum lac < Hindi lākh: see lac
See lacquer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Obsolete French lacre, sealing wax
Origin: , from Portuguese
Origin: , from lacca, resin of the lac insect
Origin: , from Arabic lakk; see lac.
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