Hardware cloth

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A wire screen made of galvanized steel. Hardware cloth is available in meshes ranging from 0.25 to 0.5 inches across. Hardware cloth is used for coarse strainers, animal cages, fencing, and to form supporting structures for plaster.

Synonyms and Related Terms

wire cloth; wire lath; metal fabric; tela metálica (Esp.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997