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paintbrush

[peynt-bruhsh] /ˈpeɪntˌbrʌʃ/
noun
1.
a brush for applying paint, as one used in painting houses or one used in painting pictures.
2.
any plant of the genus Castilleja.
Origin of paintbrush
1820-1830
1820-30; paint + brush1
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Examples from the web for paintbrush
  • Authors and artists do not generally consult the statute books before deciding whether or not to pick up pen or paintbrush.
  • And instead of a paintbrush, he has weapons-grade ordnance.
  • Then unexpectedly, he picked up can and paintbrush and started to move around the canvas.
  • Rinse the paintbrush out between uses, so it will stay soft and easy to use.
  • In addition, the federally threatened golden paintbrush will be re-introduced at the site.
British Dictionary definitions for paintbrush

paintbrush

/ˈpeɪntˌbrʌʃ/
noun
1.
a brush used to apply paint
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paintbrush in Technology

graphics, tool
A Microsoft Windows tool for creating bitmap graphics.
(1996-08-26)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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