[ spak-uh l ]
/ ˈspæk əl /

(initial capital letter) Trademark.

a brand of quick-drying, plasterlike material for patching plasterwork.

verb (used with or without object), spack·led, spack·ling.

to patch with Spackle. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for spackle



proprietary name for a surfacing compound, 1927, probably based on German spachtel "putty knife, mastic, filler." The verb is attested from 1940. Related: Spackled; spackling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper