Lacquer meaning

lăkər
Lacquer is defined as to coat something with a resin material.

An example of lacquer is to cover a wooden floor with a shellac or resin.

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The definition of a lacquer is a substance used to coat something. It is made of solvents with dissolved nitrocellulose.
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The chemicals in lacquer can cause an exothermic reaction, meaning that as they dry, they can produce heat. This can cause rags or other disposed cleaning products to potentially spontaneously combust.
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A resinous varnish obtained from certain Chinese and Japanese trees (esp. Toxicodendron vernicifluum) of the cashew family, used to give a hard, smooth, highly polished finish to wood.
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Lacquer can be tinted.
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Lacquer produces a hard, glossy surface that is resistant to weather, dirt, and grime and is easy to wipe clean.
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Lacquer is usually sprayed on as a top coat.
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Lacquer dries very rapidly.
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Lacquer is very flammable and care must be used with the application method and usage to ensure that no fire hazard exists.
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Lacquer is often used for outdoor surfaces.

An example of a lacquer is a tough, shiny coating for a wooden floor.

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Any of various clear or colored synthetic coatings made by dissolving nitrocellulose or other cellulose derivatives together with plasticizers and pigments in a mixture of volatile solvents and used to impart a high gloss to surfaces.
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A glossy, resinous material, such as the processed sap of the lacquer tree, used as a surface coating.
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A finish that is baked onto the inside of food and beverage cans.
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To coat with lacquer.
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To give a sleek, glossy finish to.
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A coating substance consisting of resinous materials, as cellulose esters or ethers, shellac, or gum or alkyd resins, dissolved in ethyl alcohol or another solvent that evaporates rapidly on application, leaving a tough, adherent film: pigments are often added to form lacquer enamels.
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A decorative article or articles made of wood and coated with this lacquer.
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To coat with or as with lacquer.
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A glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating; either a natural exudation of certain trees, or a solution of nitrocellulose in alcohol, etc.
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A similar finish, baked onto the inside of cans.
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To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.
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Origin of lacquer

  • Obsolete French lacre sealing wax from Portuguese from lacca resin of the lac insect from Arabic lakk lac1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French lacre (“a sort of sealing wax”), from Portuguese laca, lacca (“gum lac”); see lac.

    From Wiktionary