Definition of plasterer in US English:



  • A person whose job it is to apply plaster to walls, ceilings, or other surfaces.

    • ‘He was a mason, plasterer, bricklayer, and later a building contractor.’
    • ‘Because cement stuccos are widely used in North America, finding an experienced plasterer is easier than for most other plaster wall finishes.’
    • ‘This project might involve recruiting skilled volunteers, such as plumbers, electricians, plasterers and builders from the plant, who are willing to go to Vasilivichi to finish the construction programme.’
    • ‘This platform allowed painters and plasterers access to the domed auditorium ceiling and proscenium arch.’
    • ‘The convoy is comprised of tradesmen with a variety of skills including carpenters, electricians, bricklayers, plasterers, plumbers, chefs and lorry drivers.’
    • ‘Troweling nichos into smooth curves with no trowel marks is near impossible, and can take even experienced plasterers huge chunks of time.’
    • ‘Depending on the size of the room, an experienced plasterer could skim-coat the walls and ceiling in a couple of hours.’
    • ‘He was employed as a plasterer with a construction company in Boston.’
    • ‘The majority are involved in the building trade and include bricklayers, plasterers, roofers, electricians, plumbers and labourers.’
    • ‘Most of the work was done on a voluntary basis with bricklayers, plasterers, joiners, electricians, plumbers, painters and general handymen all freely giving their time and expertise to bring this great project to fruition.’
    • ‘If it is a big house, a fancy finish, or must be exceptionally durable, getting the help of experienced plasterers for developing appropriate mixes and troubleshooting can save you time and trouble.’
    • ‘A legacy of the Celtic Tiger economy is the huge growth of firms specialising in the restoration of historic buildings, from conservation architects to skilled tradespersons such as stonemasons and plasterers.’
    • ‘To save the cost of hiring a plasterer, Pamela covered a rough wall in the garden room in a mix of plaster and cream paint to create a sandstone textured effect, lending it a rustic look.’
    • ‘This means we're now ready for the plasterer to come and replaster the walls and make them look lovely.’
    • ‘Between 1883 and 1885, plasterers repaired large sections of ceiling and repainted the entire room.’
    • ‘The building trades are well represented, with carpenters, masons, painters and plasterers all listed.’
    • ‘He, who is 65 himself, is calling on silver-haired plumbers, electricians, joiners, plasterers and bricklayers in York and North Yorkshire to come to the rescue of the ‘jobbing drought’.’
    • ‘It comes from taxes paid by plumbers, carpenters, bricklayers, electricians, plasterers and everyone else who goes out into the world and creates wealth, earns an honest living instead of spongeing off the state.’
    • ‘A professional plasterer has the specific materials and techniques needed to repair these cracks, based on the particular condition of the damage.’
    • ‘The Home Secretary has opened the prison service's first purpose-built training centre dedicated to turning criminals into skilled plumbers, brickies and plasterers.’