- polished metal parts, as on a ship or automobile.
- Nautical. all plain or varnished woodwork that is kept scoured on a vessel.
Origin of brightwork
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- shiny metal trimmings or fittings on ships, cars, etc
- varnished or plain woodwork on a vessel