Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[usually with modifier] A device or substance used to seal something:‘a vacuum sealer extends the time wine remains drinkable’[mass noun] ‘lumber can be sealed with waterproof sealer’
sealant, sealer, adhesiveView synonyms
- ‘The first time I used a water-based sealer that turned a milky color after 3 months.’
- ‘The sleeve is mounted on a standard match barrel by threading and epoxy sealers.’
- ‘We've also put epoxy sealers on the cement floors, which keeps dust down.’
- ‘For already painted drywall surfaces, sand repaired areas and spot prime with a quality latex wall sealer.’
- ‘Do not use sanding sealer before using a polyurethane finish.’
- ‘Chipping the concrete protects against the possibility that a concrete sealer had been applied without your knowledge.’
- ‘After sufficient curing the new grout should be sealed with a good penetrating sealer.’
- ‘One coat of a penetrating sealer can give satisfactory performance, but two coats are generally better.’
- ‘Penetrating sealers can be brushed, sprayed, or rolled into the surface.’
- ‘Application of an acrylic concrete sealer is a relatively easy two-step process.’
- ‘Depending on the type of masonry sealer, some will also work to seal concrete slabs.’
- ‘Dry thoroughly, then apply an acrylic sealer or three coats of lemon oil.’
- ‘Before staining, you may want to apply a special wood sealer to the flooring.’
- ‘For plaster surfaces, use acrylic or latex wall sealer.’
- ‘Masonry sealers are not intended for use on asphalt, glazed ceramic tile or on wooden surfaces.’
- ‘Waxes or acrylic sealers are commonly used for this.’
- ‘Some wood sealers are colored and stain and seal the floor in one application.’
- ‘The other alternative is to use a concrete sealer on the exposed surfaces.’
- ‘According to experts, linoleum must be protected with a water-based sealer / finish.’
- ‘The grout can then be sealed with penetrating grout sealers to minimize future stain problems.’
2Canadian A jar with a hermetic seal designed to preserve food such as fruit, pickles, and jams.
A ship or person engaged in hunting seals.
- ‘Those reports also found a wide readership among other explorers, and the southern ocean soon teemed with whalers and sealers from all over the world.’
- ‘Shipped from England to Port Jackson, he served seven years for theft, but later became a sealer, earning enough to buy into his first ship.’
- ‘Sealers came from all over the world to exploit the animal resources on the islands from 1803.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.