Pronunciation: (shu-lak'), [key]
—n., v., -lacked, -lack•ing.
1. lac that has been purified and formed into thin sheets, used for making varnish.
2. a varnish (shellac' var"nish) made by dissolving this material in alcohol or a similar solvent.
3. a phonograph record made of a breakable material containing shellac, esp. one to be played at 78 r.p.m.: an LP that can hold nearly 10 times as much as the old shellac.
1. to coat or treat with shellac.
a. to defeat; trounce.
b. to thrash soundly. Also,shel•lack'.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.