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Lacquer \Lac"quer\, n. [F. lacre a sort of sealing wax, Pg. lacte, fr. laca lac. See Lac the resin.] [Written also lacker.] A varnish, consisting of a solution of shellac in alcohol, often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; -- used for varnishing metals, papier-mach['e], and wood. The name is also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, esp. the tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental objects are made.


Etymology 1 n. One who is lacking, or in want. Etymology 2

n. (obsolete spelling of lacquer English) vb. (obsolete spelling of lacquer English)

Usage examples of "lacker".

Kincar pulled the flapping edges of his cloak about him and ducked his head, wishing he could pull it down between his shoulders as did a Lacker lizard.