Browning meaning

(masonry) A smooth coat of brown mortar, usually the second coat, and the preparation for the finishing coat of plaster.
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A surname​.
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In Europe, a small, semi-automatic handgun. For the first half-century of their manufacturer, the majority of semi-automatic handguns in Europe were designed by John M. Browning.
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Robert Browning, a poet.
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(person) 1806-61; Eng. poet: wife of Robert.
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(person) 1855-1926; U.S. inventor of firearms.
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(person) 1812-89; Eng. poet.
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Present participle of brown.
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The act or operation of giving a brown colour, as to gun barrels, etc.
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Origin of browning

  • Old English Brūning, a patronymic for a person nicknamed Brūn (“brown”).

    From Wiktionary