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shel•lac



Pronunciation: (shu-lak'), [key]
n., v., -lacked, -lack•ing.


n.
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.

v.t.
1. to coat or treat with shellac.
2. Slang.
a. to defeat; trounce.
b. to thrash soundly. Also,shel•lack'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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