parget(redirected from parge-work)
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1. A mixture, such as plaster or roughcast, used to coat walls and line chimneys.
2. Ornamental work in plaster.
3. A cement mixture used to waterproof outer walls.
tr.v. par·get·ed, par·get·ing, par·gets also par·get·ted or par·get·ting
To cover or adorn with parget.
[Middle English, probably from pargetten, to parget, from Old French pargeter, parjeter, to throw about (par-, intensive pref. from Latin per; see per in Indo-European roots + jeter, to throw, from Latin iactāre, frequentative of iacere; see yē- in Indo-European roots) and from Old French porgeter, to roughcast a wall (por-, forward ultimately from Latin porrō; see per in Indo-European roots + iactāre, to throw).]
a. plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
b. plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
2. (Minerals) another name for gypsum
3. (Building) another name for gypsum
(Building) to cover or decorate with parget
[C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from par per- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw]
n., v. -get•ed, -get•ing (esp. Brit.) -get•ted, -get•ting. n.
1. any of various plasters or roughcasts for covering walls or other surfaces, esp. a mortar for lining chimney flues.
2. ornamental plasterwork.v.t.
3. to cover or decorate with parget.Also, par′get•ing.
Past participle: pargeted
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|Noun||1.||parget - plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys|
plaster - a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
|Verb||1.||parget - apply ornamental plaster to|
masonry - the craft of a mason