- the act of a person who pargets.
- ornamental or fine plasterwork, especially exterior plasterwork bearing designs in low relief.
- a lining of mortar or plaster for a chimney flue or the like.
Also especially British, par·get·ting; parget (for defs 2, 3).
Origin of pargeting
- to cover or decorate with parget or pargeting.
Origin of parget
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Examples from the Web for pargeting
In the Little Shambles, too, there are many curious details in the high gables, pargeting and oriel windows.Yorkshire Painted And Described
Broken oyster shells are distinguishable in the decorated plasterwork, indicating that the pargeting was done at Jamestown.New Discoveries at Jamestown
John L. Cotter
- Also called: pargeting
- plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
- plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
- another name for gypsum
- to cover or decorate with parget
C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from par per- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw
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