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.
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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.
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