Adjective "blacking" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈblakɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

noun

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."