scratch coat

  1. (in plastering) a rough, deeply scored first coat upon which the brown coat is laid.

Origin of scratch coat

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25

Other words from scratch coat

  • scratch-coated, adjective

Words Nearby scratch coat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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