buttering


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buttering

[′bəd·ə·riŋ]
(metallurgy)
Coating the faces of a weld joint prior to welding to prevent cross contamination of the weld metal and base metal.

buttering

Spreading mortar on a masonry unit with a trowel.
References in classic literature ?
Weller, buttering the round of toast which the red-nosed man had just finished.
Above: Jaccard's Corn Butterer makes for easy buttering.
For easy cleanup (baking pans stay clean), line pans with regular or the relatively new nonstick (only if recipe calls for greasing or buttering pan) foil.