Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who makes something smooth or shiny.
  • n. A tool that makes something smooth or shiny.
  • n. A machine that makes something smooth or shiny.
  • n. A person who refines something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, polishes; also, that which is used in polishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which polishes.
  • n. In bookbinding, a steel tool of rounded form, used for rubbing and polishing leather on book-covers.
  • n. Same as polissoir.
  • n. In marble-working, a hinged horizontal arm, carrying a polishing-disk. It is adjustable to various heights and is free to swing over the table on which the slabs of marble to be polished are laid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a power tool used to buff surfaces

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Examples

  • Meets the above guy, who, of course is a sword polisher, and ran across the wrong evil sword.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Demons - Mike Baron

  • Also, what proportion, if any, would you attribute the homosexual subtext in TMWTGG to the 'polisher' or 'finisher' of the book as opposed to Ian Fleming himself?

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  • 'polisher' or 'finisher' of the book as opposed to Ian Fleming himself?

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  • Oh, hell no, I think, getting up to get my nail polisher remover, this is not acceptable.

    Deep Throat Diva

  • The problem was the rotary polisher marks and the dirt, rocks, sand and Sheetrock fragments rolled into the top finish.

    Bird Cloud

  • Even when it does, as in Joshua Mosley's tender, muted tale of a statue polisher, Mary Reid Kelley's epic, elaborate World War I dramatization, or Christine Rebet's awkwardly rendered two-screen account of Rococo-era gamblers and puppeteers, the story arch we expect from films - including cartoons - gets lost, usually deliberately, in the translation.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: Moving Pictures, Frozen Music

  • Clickr also positions itself as a more natural product, boasting ingredients like diamond dust and flower extracts and product names like "pearl wash," "vanishing mist," and "diamond dust skin-polisher."

    Adrien Field: Sephora Launches New "ClickR" Skin Care Line

  • Clickr also positions itself as a more natural product, boasting ingredients like diamond dust and flower extracts and product names like "pearl wash,""vanishing mist," and "diamond dust skin-polisher."

    Adrien Field: Sephora Launches New "ClickR" Skin Care Line

  • But otherwise, automakers don't seem to care that their fours sound and feel like the dentist's slow-speed tooth polisher.

    LaCrosse gets by just fine on 4 cylinders

  • A complete set of tools for the expert manicurist included a file, scissors, cuticle knife, buffer, polisher, orange sticks, finger bowl, nail brush, and emery boards.

    On How to Be Lovely | Edwardian Promenade

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