Pricking-up

Related to Pricking-up: pricking out

Prick´ing-up


n.1.(Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called scratch coat.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.