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spackle Syllabification: spack·le
Pronunciation: /ˈspakəl/

Definition of spackle in English:

noun

North American trademark
A compound used to fill cracks in plaster and produce a smooth surface.
Example sentences
  • Gouges or holes in the walls must be repaired with wall board compound, spackle, or patching plaster.
  • Fill all cracks and holes using a joint compound and drywall compound or spackle.
  • Use no-shrink spackle, joint compound or plaster to patch screw holes.

verb

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Repair (a surface) or fill (a hole or crack) with spackle.
Example sentences
  • In something of a daze, I quickly spackled the holes left by the shelf removal and began to paint.
  • If you score the wall, too, it can always be spackled and sanded.
  • I spackled the wall two years back and have just been sort of glaring at it since.

Origin

1920s: perhaps a blend of sparkle and German Spachtel 'putty knife, mastic'.

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