Definition of burnisher in US English:



  • See burnish

    • ‘For instance, a manufacturer may recommend that its floor covering be maintained with a high-speed burnisher.’
    • ‘When dry, the gold is burnished with a hooked or rounded tool called a burnisher.’
    • ‘With these first impressions, I work back into the plate with a scraper, burnisher and emery paper to enhance the lights and accent the motif.’
    • ‘No former president has had a hankering to be more than a memoirist, or reputation burnisher.’
    • ‘Finally, burnishing and polishing of the wood is carried out with burnishers and abrasives of varying texture and refinement.’