Definition of “French polish” - English Dictionary

“French polish” in English

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French polishnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfrentʃ ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ us /ˌfrentʃ ˈpɑː.lɪʃ/ UK
verb [ T ] uk us

Examples from literature

  • Another good black polish is obtained by gas-black being applied to the rubber after wetting with French polish, the cover being then put on and worked in the usual manner. 
  • By repeated oiling and shellacking one produces a French polish that is very durable and elastic. 
  • Have beside you linseed-oil in one receptacle, and some French polish in another. 
  • If I only hadn't used that abominable French polish this morning. 
  • Nothing is so good for the best class of work as polishing entirely with French polish. 

(Definition of “French polish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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