A quick-drying, premixed, plasterlike material. Spackle is used for patching holes and cracks in Plaster. Originally a trademarked term, the word spackle is also generally used to refer to any spackling compounds.
Synonyms and Related Terms
spackling compound; joint cement
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
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000