One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A heatproof enamel produced by heat treatment in a stove, or a paint imitating it.as modifier ‘a white stove-enamel finish’
- ‘Having worked in the paint industry for a time circa 1962, I know just enough about stove-enamels to appreciate the durability of the coating.’
- ‘The traditional materials of pre-war cleaners - dark-coloured leatherette and polished aluminium - were replaced by brightly-coloured stove-enamel and brilliant chrome plate.’
- ‘The filter is perfectly suitable for the separation of: epoxies, PU lacquers, aqueous lacquers, clear varnishes, primers, stains, air-drying lacquers, base coats and stove-enamels.’
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective stove-enamelled
Give (something) a stove-enamel finish.
- ‘The chair's support, frame and castors are made from die-cast aluminium, while the finish comes in either polished or stove-enamelled aluminium in a choice of black, bright silver or anthracite.’
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