Meaning of LACQUER in English

LACQUER

/ ˈlækə(r); NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun [ U ]

1.

a liquid that is used on wood or metal to give it a hard shiny surface

2.

( old-fashioned ) a liquid that is sprayed on the hair so that it stays in place

SYN hairspray

■ verb [ vn ]

1.

to cover sth such as wood or metal with lacquer

2.

( old-fashioned , BrE ) to put lacquer on your hair

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (denoting lac): from obsolete French lacre sealing wax, from Portuguese laca , based on Hindi lākh or Persian lāk .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.