General English


  • A flat, broad-blade, steel hand tool used in the final stages of finishing operations to impart a relatively smooth surface to concrete floors and other unformed concrete surfaces.
  • Also a flat, triangular-blade tool used for applying mortar to masonry.

Real Estate

  • noun a small hand tool with a short handle and a flat, usually pointed blade used for spreading, shaping and smoothing plaster, cement or mortar