Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in that art.
  • n. A bootblack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in the art.
  • n. A bootblack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who applies japan varnish, or produces japan gloss.
  • n. A shoe-black.

Etymologies

japan +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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  • Spreads premixed solutions, such as dope, grease, or lacquer, on leather, using applicator, to finish or waterproof leather. Positions coated leather on conveyor belt to move leather through drying oven.

    September 25, 2008