Definition of veneer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    veneer

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    NAmE//vəˈnɪr//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a thin layer of wood or plastic that is glued to the surface of cheaper wood, especially on a piece of furniture pine, with a walnut veneer The chest is solid oak, not veneer.
  2. 2[singular] veneer (of something) (formal) an outer appearance of a particular quality that hides the true nature of someone or something Her veneer of politeness began to crack.
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