from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having or consisting of three coats; -- applied to plastering which consists of pricking-up, floating, and a finishing coat; or, as called in the United States, a scratch coat, browning, and finishing coat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or requiring three coats.


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  • It is a one, two, or a three-coat day, according to temperature.

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  • Trattoria Dia was already way behind schedule; the latest issue was the final coat of the three-coat plaster walls, which hadn’t dried properly.

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