falsework
noun Date: circa 1874 temporary construction work on which a main work is wholly or partly built and supported until the main work is strong enough to support itself

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • falsework — /fawls werrk /, n. framework for supporting a structure under construction that is not yet capable of supporting itself. [1870 75; FALSE + WORK] * * * or centering Temporary framework used during construction to support arches and similar… …   Universalium

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  • falsework — n. frame that supports something that is in the process of being built; temporary platforms used by workmen during construction or repair of building; scaffolding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • falsework — noun temporary framework used to support a building during its construction …   English new terms dictionary

  • falsework — n. a temporary framework or support used during building to form arches etc …   Useful english dictionary

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