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scratch coat

noun
1.
(in plastering) a rough, deeply scored first coat upon which the brown coat is laid.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
Related forms
scratch-coated, adjective
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  • scratch coat shall be uniformly roughed to provide a sound base for brown or top coats.

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