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- n. A specialized tool used to finish concrete slabs. A stiff, wooden or metal wedge or triangle, it is used to smooth and level the surface of wet concrete.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plasterer's float, having two handles; -- used in smoothing ceilings, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. plural Handcuffs.
- n. A plasterers' tool consisting of a thin strip of wood about 3 or 3½ feet long and 7 inches broad, with two handles at the back, used for floating a ceiling.
Uncertain, possibly from the town of Derby. (Wiktionary)