shoring
noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of supporting with or as if with a prop 2. a system or group of shores

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Shoring — is a general term used in construction to describe the process of supporting a structure in order to prevent collapse so that construction can proceed. The phrase can also be used as a noun to refer to the materials used in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Shoring — Shor ing, n. 1. The act of supporting or strengthening with a prop or shore. [1913 Webster] 2. A system of props; props, collectively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoring — [shôr′iŋ] n. 1. the act of supporting with or as with shores 2. a system of shores used for support …   English World dictionary

  • shoring — noun 1. the act of propping up with shores • Syn: ↑shoring up, ↑propping up • Derivationally related forms: ↑shore up (for: ↑shoring up), ↑shore • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoring — Shore Shore, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoring}.] [OE. schoren. See {Shore} a prop.] To support by a shore or shores; to prop; usually with up; as, to shore up a building. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoring — /shawr ing, shohr /, n. 1. a number or system of shores for steadying or supporting a wall, a ship in drydock, etc. 2. the act of setting up shores. [1490 1500; SHORE2 + ING1] * * * ▪ construction       form of prop or support, usually temporary …   Universalium

  • shoring — Ⅰ. shore [1] ► NOUN 1) the land along the edge of a sea, lake, etc. 2) (also shores) literary a country or other geographic area bounded by a coast: distant shores. ● in shore Cf. ↑in shore ● …   English terms dictionary

  • shoring — noun Bracing used to temporarily prevent something, such as a tunnel, trench or ditch, from caving in …   Wiktionary

  • shoring — ʃɔr /ʃɔː n. land alongside a body of water, beach; dry land as opposed to water; support beam, reinforcement, prop v. support with a post, reinforce with a beam …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shoring — horsing …   Anagrams dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”