The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wax \Wax\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waxed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a
thread or a table.
Waxed cloth, cloth covered with a coating of wax, used as a
cover, of tables and for other purposes; -- called also
Waxed end, a thread pointed with a bristle and covered with
shoemaker's wax, used in sewing leather, as for boots,
shoes, and the like; -- called also wax end. --Brockett.