spackle

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Etymology[edit]

From Spackle, originally a brand name.

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Noun[edit]

spackle (countable and uncountable, plural spackles)

  1. Any powder (originally containing gypsum plaster and glue) that when mixed with water forms a plastic paste, which is used to fill cracks and holes in plaster.
  2. A plastic paste meant for filling cracks and holes in plaster.

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Verb[edit]

spackle (third-person singular simple present spackles, present participle spackling, simple past and past participle spackled)

  1. (transitive) To fill or repair with a plastic paste.
  2. (intransitive) To fill cracks or holes with a spackle.
  3. To fill gaps with something, as if spackling; to speckle
    The neighborhood has been spackled with coffee shops.

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