One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bead or narrow moulding to stop movement, e.g. to prevent a sash window swinging back into the room.
- ‘The stop beads have to be added on afterwards as I am using the existing jambs that don't have any on them.’
- ‘The sliding windows are held in place by parting beads, with a stop bead at the front.’
- ‘To begin, use the chisel to gently prise the stop beads from the window frame.’
- ‘It is not uncommon to break some of the stop beads when taking them out, so be careful.’
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