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Portland cement

Line breaks: Port|land ce¦ment
Pronunciation: /pɔːtləndsɪˈmɛnt

Definition of Portland cement in English:


[mass noun]
Cement manufactured from chalk and clay which hardens under water and when hard resembles Portland stone in colour.
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.

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