pricking coat


pricking coat
/ˈprɪkɪŋ koʊt/ (say 'priking koht)

noun
the first coat of plaster, usually on laths, used as a key (key1 def. 19).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Pricking-up — Prick ing up, n. (Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called {scratch coat}. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pricking-up — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun ( s) : scratch coat …   Useful english dictionary

  • scratch coat — Pricking up Prick ing up, n. (Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called {scratch coat}. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Three-coat — a. (Arch.) Having or consisting of three coats; applied to plastering which consists of pricking up, floating, and a finishing coat; or, as called in the United States, a scratch coat, browning, and finishing coat. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scratch coat — The first coat in plastering; called also {scratchwork}. See {Pricking up}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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