plas·​ter·​work | \ ˈpla-stər-ˌwərk How to pronounce plasterwork (audio) \

Definition of plasterwork

: plastering often ornate in design used to finish architectural constructions

Examples of plasterwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the house, plasterwork, too, imbues a sense of timeless craft. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2022 Emerging Florentine artist Paolo Dovichi was commissioned to create 50 site-specific artworks—contemporary contrasts to the intricate plasterwork, noble columns, and herringbone wood floors. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 The shabby-chic drawing room, with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors opening out on to a large patio, features an early 19th century plasterwork ceiling and huge fireplace. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 Historic Wallpaper Specialties, a company that provides wallpaper-conservation services, maintains a list of resources for historic patterns, as well as decorative paint and plasterwork., 19 Sep. 2021 According to museum records its plasterwork was removed in about 250 sections still attached to the old wooden laths and timbers, and the oak floorboards (probably cut from trees felled on the estate) were numbered and disassembled. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2021 The swirling clouds of plasterwork are the result of a technique created for a proposal of a redesign of the performance space The Kitchen. Wendy Goodman, Curbed, 12 Oct. 2021 Ornate plasterwork sets a classic stage for art and fresh furnishings in the living area, including a sofa by Four Hands and sparkling new lighting from RH. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 July 2021 Floorboards were lifted, numbered, treated, and re-laid in the same position, and the modern plasterwork was stripped and replaced using traditional techniques. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 25 May 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'plasterwork.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of plasterwork

1600, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About plasterwork

Time Traveler for plasterwork

Time Traveler

The first known use of plasterwork was in 1600

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near plasterwork

plaster stone



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for plasterwork

Last Updated

19 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Plasterwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!