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screed (plural screeds)
- A long discourse or harangue.
- A piece of writing.
- 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.
- A smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
- (impassioned and angry discourse): diatribe, harangue, polemic, rant, tirade
- (smooth flat layer of concrete or similar): slab
- (construction, masonry) To produce a smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
- (construction, masonry) To use a screed (tool).
- 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, […]