blacking

[ blak-ing ]
/ ˈblæk ɪŋ /

noun

any preparation for producing a black coating or finish, as on shoes or stoves.

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Origin of blacking

First recorded in 1590–1600; black + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for blacking

blacking
/ (ˈblækɪŋ) /

noun

any preparation, esp one containing lampblack, for giving a black finish to shoes, metals, etc
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