cradling

[ kreyd-l-ing ]
/ ˈkreɪd l ɪŋ /

noun

framework for supporting a coved or vaulted ceiling.

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Origin of cradling

First recorded in 1810–20; cradle + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for cradling

cradling
/ (ˈkreɪdlɪŋ) /

noun

architect a framework of iron or wood, esp as used in the construction of a ceiling
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