Definition of Brightwork

1. Noun. Polished metal fixtures, especially aboard a boat ¹



2. Noun. The varnished or oiled wood trim aboard a boat ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brightwork

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brightwork

brightening
brightenings
brightens
brighter
brightest
brightfield
brightish
brightly
brightness
brightness constancy
brightness difference threshold
brightness level
brightnesses
brights
brightsome
brightwork (current term)
brightworks
brigose
brigs
brigue
brigued
brigues
briguing
briguings
brik
briks
brill
brill-zinsser disease
briller
brillest

Literary usage of Brightwork

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Naval Militiaman's Handbook by William H. Stayton (1895)
"At 9:20 the cleaning of the brightwork is stopped, the cleaning gear stowed ... The gun brightwork is also carefully examined. The muster and inspection ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1891)
"Places must be provided for these, as well as for cleaning-gear for brightwork; gun, hatch, canopy, steering wheel, binnacle, search light, and other covers ..."

3. The Boy Scout Movement Applied by the Church by Norman Egbert Richardson, Ormond Eros Loomis (1915)
"Side ladders. Coi- swains report boats. Quartermaster reports clocks. 8.15. Turn to brightwork. 8.35. Retreat from brightwork. Side cleaners over the side. ..."

4. Naval Boilers: A Text-book for the Instruction of Midshipmen at the U. S by Frederick Charles Bieg (1903)
"The cleaning and washing of the bilges, sending up ashes and dirt, wiping up floor plates, renewing paint where necessary, and cleaning paint and brightwork ..."

5. Gently with the Tides: The Best of Living Aboard by Michael L. Frankel (1990)
"She's a high school art teacher and during her summer vacations she used to do brightwork to earn extra income. That's how we met. ..."

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