What does blacking mean?

blacking meaning in General Dictionary

Any preparation to make things black colored esp one for providing a black luster to boots and shoes or to stoves

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  • a substance always create a shiny defensive area on footwear
  • of Black
  • Any planning for making things black colored; esp. one for offering a black colored luster to boots, or to stoves.
  • The act or procedure of making black.

blacking meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"thing which makes (something different) black," 1570s; as "activity of creating black colored," c.1600, spoken noun from black (v.).


blacking meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ebony

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  • (n.) Any preparation in making things black colored; esp. one for giving a black luster to boots and shoes, or even to stoves.
  • (letter.) The work or procedure for making black colored.

Sentence Examples with the word blacking

Its chief manufactures are machinery, soap, blacking and clogs.

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