Screed

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screed

1. A strip of plaster of the thickness proposed for the coat, applied to the wall at intervals of four or five feet, as a guide. A wooden straightedge used to lay across the plaster screed, as a limit for the thickness of the coat.

2. A fragment; a portion; a shred.

Origin: Prov. E, a shred, the border of a cap. See Shred.