Definition of brightwork in English:



mass noun
  • Polished metalwork on ships or other vehicles.

    • ‘She has taught brightwork seminars at the Center for Wooden Boats.’
    • ‘Also while I had the brightwork off the boat, I removed the pop-top cover for cleaning and repairs.’
    • ‘As the surface area grew, so, too, did the need for more brightwork to identify the make.’
    • ‘Tough as the rule sounds, Detroit was glad to get a specific rule on brightwork.’
    • ‘She was all brightwork, and the varnish below decks was his pride and joy.’