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devil float[′dev·əl ‚flōt]
A hand float containing nails projecting at each corner and used to roughen the surface of plaster to provide a key for the next coat. Also known as devil; nail coat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
devil float, devil, nail float
A wooden hand float with nails projecting from each corner; used to roughen the surface of plaster to provide a key for the next coat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.