angle staff

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angle staff, staff angle

A vertical strip of wood or metal at the exterior angle of two plastered surfaces and flush with them; protects the plastering and serves as a guide for floating the plaster; a corner bead, 2.

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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