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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).]

par′get·ing n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pargetting - plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneyspargetting - 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
2.pargetting - ornamental plasterwork
plasterwork, plaster - a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling); "there were cracks in the plaster"
3.pargetting - ornamental plastering
daubing, plastering - the application of plaster
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