verb (used with object), schrei·ner·ized, schrei·ner·iz·ing.
  1. to produce a lustrous finish on (a fabric) by subjecting it to pressure exerted by rollers engraved with many fine lines.
Also schrei·ner [shrahy-ner] /ˈʃraɪ nər/; especially British, schrei·ner·ise.

Origin of schreinerize

First recorded in 1905–10; see origin at schreiner finish, -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. Olive (Emilie Albertina). 1855–1920, South African novelist and feminist writer, whose works include the autobiographical The Story of an African Farm (1883) and Women and Labour (1911)
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