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 Inside, regal living spaces boast elaborate millwork, plasterwork, limestone floors and textile wall coverings. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Tommy Hilfiger bags $45 million for Connecticut manor," 20 Jan. 2021 Here, columns are topped with elaborate plaster volute capitals, and the walls are adorned with molding and stunning plasterwork reliefs. Globe Staff,, "Home of the Week: To think Charlestown students got to look at this architecture every day," 17 Jan. 2021 The intimate room with an open kitchen and elaborate plasterwork now has Zenlike appeal, with natural wooden fittings and furniture by the Pennsylvania workshop of George Nakashima. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Ramen Diner From a Master in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn," 25 Feb. 2020 Repairing millwork and plasterwork can be costly, but Mr. Mailaender found ways to save money there, too. Stephen Treffinger, New York Times, "Little House on the Highway," 25 Feb. 2020 That was caused by wear to fabric strips that help keep the theater’s ornate plasterwork in place. Alex Marshall, New York Times, "Ceilings in London Theaters Keep Falling Down," 27 Nov. 2019 The broad, symmetrical house sits on two wide lots that take up one block of Rivard in Grosse Pointe The inside is richly trimmed with ornamental plasterwork, in some places painted like wood. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Stroh house in Grosse Pointe still has its Prohibition-era trap door," 28 Dec. 2019 Mine is the Catarina de San Juan and features ornate plasterwork, exposed woodbeams, and a sparkling chandelier., "Get yourself to Puebla, Mexico’s best-kept vacation secret, before the secret is out - The Boston Globe," 1 Nov. 2019 Plants sprout from dissolving plasterwork and concrete. David Campany, The New Yorker, "Life in Miami on the Knife’s Edge of Climate Change," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of plasterwork

1600, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jan 2021

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“Plasterwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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