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brightwork

[brahyt-wurk] /ˈbraɪtˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
polished metal parts, as on a ship or automobile.
2.
Nautical. all plain or varnished woodwork that is kept scoured on a vessel.
Origin of brightwork
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; bright + work
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British Dictionary definitions for brightwork

brightwork

/ˈbraɪtˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
shiny metal trimmings or fittings on ships, cars, etc
2.
varnished or plain woodwork on a vessel
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