Corner bead


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corner bead

[′kȯr·nər ‚bēd]
(building construction)
Any vertical molding used to protect the external angle of the intersecting surfaces.
A strip of formed galvanized iron, sometimes combined with a strip of metal lath, placed on corners to reinforce them before plastering.

Corner bead

1. A vertical molding used to protect the external angle of two intersecting wall surfaces; a perforated metal strip used to strengthen and protect an external angle in plas-terwork or gypsum wallboard construction.
2. A vertical molding used to protect the external angle of two intersecting wall surfaces; a perforated metal strip used to strengthen and protect an external angle in plaster work or gypsum wallboard construction. See also: Molding

corner bead, angle bead, angle staff, corner guard, corner molding, plaster bead, staff bead

corner bead, 2
1. Any vertical molding, usually a plain, filleted, or quirked bead, used to protect the external angle of two intersecting surfaces.
2. A strip of formed galvanized iron, sometimes combined with a strip of metal lath, placed on corners before plastering to reinforce them.
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