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japanning


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Japanning  \Ja*pan"ning\,  n. 
  The  art  or  act  of  varnishing  in  the  Japanese  manner. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Japan  \Ja*pan"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Japanned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Japanning}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  a  coat  of  hard,  brilliant  varnish,  in  the 
  manner  of  the  Japanese;  to  lacquer. 
 
  2.  To  give  a  glossy  black  to  as  shoes.  [R.]  --Gay. 




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