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back' plas"tering



Building Trades.
1. the introduction of partitions of lath and plaster between the inner and outer surfaces of a stud wall in order to improve the insulating properties of the wall.
2. parging applied behind the exterior brickwork of a wall in order to exclude moisture and air from the interior of the wall.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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