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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fin·ish, n.
 1. That which finishes, puts an end toor perfects.
 2. Arch. The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
 3. Fine Arts (a) The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like. (b) See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
 4. The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.
 5. Completion; -- opposed to start, or beginning.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fin·ish·ing, a. Tending to complete or to render fit for the market or for use.
 Finishing coat. (a) Plastering the final coat of plastering applied to walls and ceilings, usually white and rubbed smooth. (b) Painting The final coat of paint, usually differently mixed applied from the others.
 Finishing press, a machine for pressing fabrics.
 Finishing rolls Iron Working, the rolls of a train which receive the bar from roughing rolls, and reduce it to its finished shape.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 finishing coat
      n 1: the final coat of paint [syn: finish coat]
      2: the final coating of plaster applied to walls and ceilings;
         "we can't paint until they put on the finishing coat"
         [syn: finish coat]