Shellacking



noun, Slang.
1.
an utter defeat:
a shellacking their team will remember.
2.
a sound thrashing:
His father gave him a shellacking for stealing the book.
noun
1.
lac that has been purified and formed into thin sheets, used for making varnish.
2.
a varnish (shellac varnish) made by dissolving this material in alcohol or a similar solvent.
3.
a phonograph record made of a breakable material containing shellac, especially one to be played at 78 r.p.m.:
an LP that can hold nearly 10 times as much as the old shellac.
verb (used with object), shellacked, shellacking.
4.
to coat or treat with shellac.
5.
Slang.

to defeat; trounce.
to thrash soundly.

noun
1.
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) a complete defeat; a sound beating: anyone who gives a shellacking to their bigger neighbours
noun
1.
a yellowish resin secreted by the lac insect, esp a commercial preparation of this used in varnishes, polishes, and leather dressings
2.
Also called shellac varnish. a varnish made by dissolving shellac in ethanol or a similar solvent
3.
a gramophone record based on shellac
verb (transitive) -lacs, -lacking, -lacked
4.
to coat or treat (an article) with a shellac varnish
5.
(US, slang) to defeat completely
shellacked
shell
see: take a shellacking

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