Meaning of LACQUER in English

LACQUER

I. lac ‧ quer 1 /ˈlækə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Portuguese ; Origin: lacré 'substance for keeping a letter or document closed' , from laca 'hard substance produced by an insect' , from Arabic lakk ]

1 . a liquid painted onto metal or wood to form a hard shiny surface ⇨ varnish

2 . old-fashioned ↑ hairspray

II. lacquer 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

1 . to cover something with lacquer:

a black lacquered box

2 . old-fashioned to use lacquer on your hair

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.