Definition of Shellack

1. Verb. Cover with shellac. "She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots"

Exact synonyms: Shellac
Generic synonyms: Seal, Varnish
Derivative terms: Shellac, Shellac



Definition of Shellack

1. Noun. a type of lac or vanish ¹

2. Noun. (informal US) to get defeated in competition ¹

3. Verb. to apply shellack on something ¹

4. Verb. (informal US) to beat repeatedly ¹

5. Verb. (informal US) to defeat decisively ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellack

1. to shellac [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: shellac

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellack

shell out
shell parakeet
shell plating
shell script
shell scripts
shell shock
shell shocked
shell stitch
shell suit
shell suits
shellable
shellac
shellac base
shellac varnish
shellac wax
shellack (current term)
shellacked
shellacking
shellackings
shellacks
shellacs
shellapple
shellback
shellbacks
shellbark
shellbark hickory
shellbarks
shellcode
shellcodes
shellcracker

Literary usage of Shellack

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1. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"... novyi (shellack), the body is wavy or undulatory (Fig. 65). Both man and beast are affected by ..."

2. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"... novyi (shellack), the body is wavy or undulatory (Fig. 65). ... novyi shellack) and the Indian form (Spi- ..."

3. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society (1888)
"... forementioned quantity of shellack, of the very best sort and at the cheapest rate." Again (20th September 1682) : " We know Mr. PECOCK of PATTANA was a ..."

4. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1914)
"I may add here that Argas reflexus has been shown by shellack (1908) to transmit the fowl spirochete. HUMAN RELAPSING FEVER IN TROPICAL AFRICA Although ..."

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