- 1A long speech or piece of writing, typically one regarded as tedious: her criticism appeared in the form of screeds in a local film magazineMore example sentences
- There are other misimpressions created by your articles that necessitate a response, but I did not intend for this to become a screed against your writing.
- I have written a tedious screed on the event that is best ignored entirely.
- His writings varied from incoherent screeds to astute examinations of government hypocrisy.
- 2 [mass noun] A levelled layer of material (e.g. cement) applied to a floor or other surface.More example sentences
- The lift was inoperable, the walls had been left with barely an undercoat on them and there was bare screed on the floors.
- While modest in its material composition - concrete, screed, plasterboard and glass - the building has been made with precision and consistency.
- It is not the moisture in the slab or screed which is important, but the quantity of moisture leaving the slab and generating the vapour pressure.
- 2.1 [count noun] A strip of plaster or other material placed on a surface as a guide to thickness.More example sentences
- These screeds will guide the straightedge (called a rod) that is used to level the surface in Step 7.
- If you are building large slabs, could you survive without a laser screed or a power trowel?
- We have seen truss screeds used to span 50-foot wide sections, but that is pushing things near their limit - unless flatness isn't an issue.
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- Level (a floor or layer of concrete) with a straight edge using a back and forth motion while moving across the surface.More example sentences
- Once the floor is initially screeded, the first hand tool in the superflat process is the saw beam.
- A profile pan located on the back edge of the grout box is equipped with a tamper bar that oscillates vertically to push aggregate below the profile pan as the concrete is screeded.
- After placement, the panels are screeded with a straightedge or vibrating screed in preparation for finishing.
More definitions of screedDefinition of screed in:
- The US English dictionary