staff bead[′staf ‚bēd]
A bead between a wooden frame and adjacent masonry.
A molded or beaded angle of wood or metal set into the corner of plaster walls.
corner bead, angle bead, angle staff, corner guard, corner molding, plaster bead, staff bead
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.
2. A backband.
3. A brick molding.