bridging

[ brij-ing ]
/ ˈbrɪdʒ ɪŋ /

noun Building Trades.

a brace or an arrangement of braces fixed between floor or roof joists to keep them in place.

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Origin of bridging

First recorded in 1830–40; bridge1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bridging

bridging
/ (ˈbrɪdʒɪŋ) /

noun

one or more timber struts fixed between floor or roof joists to stiffen the construction and distribute the loads
mountaineering a technique for climbing a wide chimney by pressing left hand and foot against one side of it and right hand and foot against the other side
rugby Union an illegal move in which a player leans down and forward onto the body of a prone player in a ruck, thereby preventing opposing players from winning the ball by fair rucking
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