bright work

brightwork

[brahyt-wurk]
noun
1.
polished metal parts, as on a ship or automobile.
2.
Nautical. all plain or varnished woodwork that is kept scoured on a vessel.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; bright + work

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brightwork (ˈbraɪtˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  shiny metal trimmings or fittings on ships, cars, etc
2.  varnished or plain woodwork on a vessel

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