furring
noun Date: 14th century 1. a fur trimming or lining 2. a. the application of thin wood, brick, or metal to joists, studs, or walls to form a level surface (as for attaching wallboard) or an air space b. the material used in this process

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  • furring — [fʉr′iŋ] n. 1. fur used for trimming or lining 2. the act of trimming, lining, etc. with fur 3. a coating of diseased or waste matter, as on the tongue 4. a) the fastening of thin strips of wood or metal as to joists, studs, or masonry walls in… …   English World dictionary

  • Furring — Fur ring, n. 1. (Carp.) (a) The leveling of a surface, or the preparing of an air space, by means of strips of board or of larger pieces. See {Fur}, v. t., 3. (b) The strips thus laid on. [1913 Webster] 2. (Shipbuilding) Double planking of a ship …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furring — In light frame construction, furring strips are long thin strips of wood or metal used to make backing surfaces to support the finished surfaces in a room. Furring refers to the backing surface, the process of installing it, and may also refer to …   Wikipedia

  • furring — /ferr ing/, n. 1. the act of lining, trimming, or clothing with fur: Furring this coat will take several weeks. 2. the fur used: What kind of furring would you like? 3. the formation of a coating of matter on something, as on the tongue: A heavy… …   Universalium

  • Furring — Fur Fur, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furring}.] 1. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes. You fur your gloves with reason. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • furring — noun 1. a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue • Hypernyms: ↑symptom 2. strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard • Syn: ↑furring strip • Hypernyms: ↑strip …   Useful english dictionary

  • furring — noun a) Parts of clothing made from fur. b) A coating that resembles fur …   Wiktionary

  • furring — n. lining or garment made of fur; fur like whitish coating covering of substance (as on the tongue of a sick person); wooden strip used to give a level surface for attaching plasterboard fÉœr /fɜː n. hair of an animal; clothing made with fur;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • furring — fur·ring …   English syllables

  • furring — fur•ring [[t]ˈfɜr ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) clo the act of lining, trimming, or clothing with fur 2) clo the fur used 3) the formation of a coating of matter on something, as on the tongue 4) bui a) the attaching of strips of wood or the like (fur′ring… …   From formal English to slang

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