Adjective "blacking" definition and examples

(Blacking may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Black paste or polish, especially that used on shoes.
  1. 'Until the 1939-45 war, Allcocks coated their reels with some sort of blacking that looked wonderfully used, even when it was new.'
  2. 'The blacking warehouse was the last house on the left-hand side of the way, at old Hungerford-stairs.'
  3. 'A close examination of the ‘kit’ reveals several shoemakers' hammers, peg rasps, a blacking brush, a grooving knife, a shoe last, an awl, and an expandable boot form.'

More definitions

1. any preparation for producing a black coating or finish, as on shoes or stoves.

More examples(as adjective)

"grates can be blacking."