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EtymologyEdit

From Spackle, originally a brand name.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈspæk.əl/
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NounEdit

spackle (countable and uncountable, plural spackles)

  1. Any powder (originally containing gypsum plaster and glue) that when mixed with water forms a plastic paste, which is used to fill cracks and holes in plaster.
  2. A plastic paste meant for filling cracks and holes in plaster.
  3. A paste-like substance that fills a gap.
    • 2018 August 8, Helen Rosner, “It’s Time to Admit That Iceberg Is a Superior Lettuce”, in New Yorker[1]:
      a spackle of guacamole inside a taco shell

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spackle (third-person singular simple present spackles, present participle spackling, simple past and past participle spackled)

  1. (transitive) To fill or repair with a plastic paste.
  2. (intransitive) To fill cracks or holes with a spackle.
  3. To fill gaps with something, as if spackling; to speckle
    The neighborhood has been spackled with coffee shops.

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