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. 2000.

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

  • scratch coat — noun : the first coat applied in plastering having lines scratched on its surface to improve the bond with the next coat called also first coat * * * scratch coated, adj. (in plastering) a rough, deeply scored first coat upon which the brown coat …   Useful english dictionary

  • scratch coat — scratch coated, adj. (in plastering) a rough, deeply scored first coat upon which the brown coat is laid. [1815 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • scratch — scratchable, adj. scratchably, adv. scratcher, n. scratchless, adj. scratchlike, adj. /skrach/, v.t. 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one s hand on a nail. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • scratch work — n. first coat of plaster out of three coats on laths …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • base coat — noun Etymology: base (III) 1. : the plaster underlying the finish coat and consisting of a single coat or of separately applied scratch coat and brown coat 2. : priming 1b(2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown coat — noun : the usually brown coat of plaster that precedes the finishing coat and is often preceded by a scratch coat * * * arriccio. [1800 10, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • first coat — noun 1. : scratch coat 2. : the first layer of paint …   Useful english dictionary

  • pricked-up coat — noun Britain : scratch coat …   Useful english dictionary

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