a person or appliance that polishes with or applies wax.

1870–75; wax1 + -er1

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wax1 (wæks)
1.  any of various viscous or solid materials of natural origin: characteristically lustrous, insoluble in water, and having a low softening temperature, they consist largely of esters of fatty acids
2.  any of various similar substances, such as paraffin wax or ozocerite, that have a mineral origin and consist largely of hydrocarbons
3.  beeswax short for sealing wax
4.  physiol another name for cerumen
5.  a resinous preparation used by shoemakers to rub on thread
6.  bone wax a mixture of wax, oil, and carbolic acid applied to the cut surface of a bone to prevent bleeding
7.  any substance or object that is pliable or easily moulded: he was wax in the hands of the political bosses
8.  (modifier) made of or resembling wax: a wax figure
9.  the act or an instance of removing body hair by coating it with warm wax, applying a strip of fabric, and then removing the fabric sharply, thereby plucking the hairs out by their roots
10.  (tr) to coat, polish, etc, with wax
11.  to remove (body hair) by means of a wax treatment
[Old English weax, related to Old Saxon, Old High German wahs, Old Norse vax]

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