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 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 From the heavy slate roofs to the plasterwork to the beautiful stonework around the door frames, the emphasis is on permanent materials and an evident architectural framework. Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, "What Is a Tudor-Style House? Here's Everything You Need To Know," 21 June 2019 Many CFOs are concerned that the nearly decadelong U.S. economic expansion will soon be over, said Joselin Martin, finance chief at plasterwork contractor Hayles & Howe Inc. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "Sour Economic Outlook Weighs on CFO Spending, Expansion Plans, Survey Finds," 7 Mar. 2019 In the lobby, where soaring columns of gilt plasterwork are enough to please the eyes, guests will find a work by Timothy Paul Myers. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The Hotel as Patron of the Arts? In Hong Kong, the Peninsula Takes the Trend to the Next Level," 9 Apr. 2019 The Lobby, The Peninsula With its soaring classical columns, gilded plasterwork, gargoyles, and live band, the Lobby at the Peninsula sets the scene for Hong Kong’s most famous afternoon tea. Janice Leung Hayes, Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Things to Do in Hong Kong," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of plasterwork

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Plasterwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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