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[spak-uh l] /ˈspæk əl/
(initial capital letter) Trademark. a brand of quick-drying, plasterlike material for patching plasterwork.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), spackled, spackling.
to patch with Spackle. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for spackle
  • He was good with a hammer, could paint and spackle, put up a wall in four hours.
  • Then it's time to spackle any gaps between the tiers and cover up any other imperfections.
  • Fills nail holes, cracks and joints with caulk, putty or spackle.
  • Cover the mesh with spackle, plaster, or hardening sealant.
  • The models are made of wood, spackle, and acrylic paint.
  • Your technician can show you how to use a caulking gun, spackle or drywall compound.
  • spackle and paints used in the building eliminated volatile organic compounds-reducing air pollution.
Word Origin and History for spackle



proprietary name for a surfacing compound, 1927, probably based on German spachtel "putty knife, mastic, filler." The verb is attested from 1940. Related: Spackled; spackling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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