clearcole

[kleer-kohl]

noun

size mixed with white lead, used especially as a priming in house painting.

Nearby words

  1. clear-headed,
  2. clear-sighted,
  3. clearance,
  4. clearance sale,
  5. clearchus,
  6. clearcutting,
  7. clearfield,
  8. clearheaded,
  9. clearheadedly,
  10. clearing

Origin of clearcole

1815–25; < French claire colle, equivalent to claire feminine of clair clear + colle < Greek kólla glue

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British Dictionary definitions for clearcole

clearcole

noun

a type of size containing whiting

verb

(tr) to paint (a wall) with this size

Word Origin for clearcole

C19: from French claire colle clear size

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