chalking

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun surface disintegration of the paint film, primarily due to weathering and lack of maintenance and characterized by dulling and powdering of the surface

Construction

  • A surface condition in which the binder of a coating breaks down so that the pigment comes off on anything touching it, or is washed away by rain, as can happen, for example, with self-cleaning white paint.

Publishing

  • noun a printing fault where the ink dries and flakes off instead of being incorporated into the paper
  • noun the process of dusting leaves with powdered chalk before applying glue to gild the edges, which prevents the leaves sticking together
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