- (of a house or building) having the frame and principal supports of timber and the interstices filled in with masonry, plaster, or the like.
Origin of half-timbered
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for half-timbered
Some of these have overhanging upper stories to them, are half-timbered or yellow-washed.The Far Horizon
Here in Henley Street, in a half-timbered house recently carefully restored, Shakespeare was born.The Harris-Ingram Experiment
Charles E. Bolton
Botfield Hall was a large, half-timbered farmhouse, with a gabled roof, part of which was made of thatch and the rest of tiles.Fern's Hollow
There is preserved here the Old Hall, a beautiful example of half-timbered architecture.
The attic gables, etc., would be half-timbered in oak, and the roof covered with red Fareham tiles laid on felt.
- (of a building, wall, etc) having an exposed timber framework filled with brick, stone, or plastered laths, as in Tudor architecture
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