plastering

noun
plas·​ter·​ing | \ ˈpla-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce plastering (audio) \

Definition of plastering

1 : a coating of or as if of plaster
2 : a decisive defeat

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Examples of plastering in a Sentence

our team's most recent plastering is just plain sad

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The history of the three-story structure is seen throughout the interior: wooden beams and archways, mahogany floors, and artistic plastering by the famed American artist Sydney Richmond Burleigh. Boston.com Real Estate, "For $1.4 million, live in a R.I. mill where cornmeal, sermons were the daily grind," 26 July 2019 In some buildings more than 450 layers of fine plastering have been documented on just four inches of wall. National Geographic, "This Stone Age settlement took humanity's first steps toward city life," 26 Mar. 2019 Residents were told the process included sealing cracks in existing pavement - much like the plastering painters do to fill holes in walls before painting. Bill Leukhardt, courant.com, "Southington Roads Get Topcoat To Extend Pavement's Durability," 2 Aug. 2017 Plus a structural steel guy, a plumber, a roofer, a plastering guy to do the stucco, and a woodworker who built the deck and the shower bench out of ipe, a durable type of Brazilian wood. Margaret Rhodes, Daily Intelligencer, "How to Create an Outdoor Shower in the Middle of the City," 27 July 2017 At Waldo, some plastering and painting is slated for this summer, along with repairs to the school's front steps and some facade and roof work, said Craig Welter, a district architect. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "Summer construction transforming century-old Waldo Middle School, other East Aurora buildings," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of plastering

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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