screed

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English screde (fragment, strip of cloth) (from which also shred[1]), from Old English scrēade

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Noun[edit]

screed (plural screeds)

  1. A long discourse or harangue.
  2. A piece of writing.
  3. A tool, usually a long strip of wood or other material, for producing a smooth, flat surface on, for example, a concrete floor or a plaster wall.
  4. A smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.

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Verb[edit]

screed (third-person singular simple present screeds, present participle screeding, simple past and past participle screeded)

  1. (construction, masonry) To produce a smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
  2. (construction, masonry) To use a screed (tool).

Quotations[edit]

  • 1999, U.S. Dept. of the Army, Concrete, masonry, and brickwork: a practical handbook, page 131
    The sequence of the operation is: screed, vibrate, then screed again. If forms are in good alignment and firmly supported, and if the concrete has the correct workability, []

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Spotlight on... Screed” Take Our Word For It, Issue 1, July 20, 1998

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