Definition of Portland cement in English:

Portland cement

Syllabification: Port·land ce·ment
(also portland cement)

noun

Cement that is manufactured from limestone and clay and that hardens under water.
More example sentences
  • Generally you can use a time-tested Portland cement plaster (1 part Portland cement, 1 part lime, and 4 parts fine sand) for a base coat.
  • Traditionally, plaster is a mixture of Portland cement, sand and water that is applied in layers to a base of wood or metal lath or perforated plasterboard.
  • Stucco is a siding material made of Portland cement, sand, lime and water.

Origin

1810s: named after the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England, a limestone peninsula quarried for its fine building stone.

Definition of Portland cement in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
adjective
(of an article or person) genuine, honest, true