Brightwork meaning

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The definition of brightwork is metal trim that is kept polished, especially on a boat or ship.

An example of brightwork is the shiny metal rail of a sailboat.

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Metal parts or fixtures made bright by polishing.
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Wooden surfaces, especially on a boat, having a bright sheen from being varnished.
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Unpainted metal trim or fittings, as on ships, kept bright by polishing.
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Polished metal fixtures, especially aboard a boat.
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The varnished or oiled wood trim aboard a boat.
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