centering

[ sen-ter-ing ]
/ ˈsɛn tər ɪŋ /

noun

a temporary framework for supporting a masonry arch during construction until it is able to stand by itself.

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Origin of centering

First recorded in 1760–70; center + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for centering

centering
/ (ˈsɛntərɪŋ) /

noun

a US spelling of centring
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