a powdery substance mixed with water to form a paste that dries hard, used to fill holes, cracks, etc. in wallboard, wood, etc.
Origin of Spackleprobably adapted from German spachtel, spatula, spachteln, to fill or smooth (a surface), ultimately from Classical Latin spatula: see spatula
[s-] this substance
transitive verb-·led, -·ling
[s-] to fill, or cover the holes, etc. in, with spackle
A trademark for a powder to be mixed with water or a ready-to-use plastic paste designed to fill cracks and holes in plaster before painting or papering.
(third-person singular simple present spackles, present participle spackling, simple past and past participle spackled)