Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun plural Handcuffs.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A plasterer's float, having two handles; -- used in smoothing ceilings, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

Etymologies

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Uncertain, possibly from the town of Derby.

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