1. the act of a person who pargets.
  2. ornamental or fine plasterwork, especially exterior plasterwork bearing designs in low relief.
  3. 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

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at parget, -ing1


  1. any of various plasters or roughcasts for covering walls or other surfaces, especially a mortar of lime, hair, and cow dung for lining chimney flues.
  2. gypsum.
  3. pargeting(defs 2, 3).
verb (used with object), par·get·ed, par·get·ing or (especially British) par·get·ted, par·get·ting.
  1. to cover or decorate with parget or pargeting.

Origin of parget

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French pargeter, equivalent to par- per- + geter, spelling variant of jeter to throw; see jet1
Related formsun·par·get·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pargeting

Historical Examples of pargeting

  • In the Little Shambles, too, there are many curious details in the high gables, pargeting and oriel windows.

  • Broken oyster shells are distinguishable in the decorated plasterwork, indicating that the pargeting was done at Jamestown.

British Dictionary definitions for pargeting


  1. Also called: pargeting
    1. plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
    2. plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
  2. another name for gypsum
verb (tr)
  1. to cover or decorate with parget

Word Origin for parget

C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from par per- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw
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