noun[mass noun] chiefly British
Painted surfaces in a building or on a vehicle: the paintwork on the window frames was blistered and peeling
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- The world's oceans have taken their toll on the black paintwork of the mighty hull, but even the most dubious traveller can be in no doubt that this was a vessel unlike any other.
- He shrank from the bravura and slashing impasto of his master Rembrandt, and imposed a glassy surface on his paintwork.
- Yet, for all its faded paintwork, it is nonetheless the sort of place that reeks of the old country, of back streets in the Italy of my youthful summers.
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