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noun Building Trades, Civil Engineering.
  1. a system of cribs; cribbing.
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Origin of cribwork

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Examples from the Web for cribwork

Historical Examples

  • The contract also provided that the cribwork should be of sufficient strength to carry stone facing hereafter.

    Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years

    Samuel Thompson

  • Where they are absolutely necessary a serviceable bridge is made of cribwork.

    Motor Truck Logging Methods

    Frederick Malcolm Knapp

  • Normally five or six sets of beams extended this cribwork almost to the ground level.

  • This was continued until five or six sets of beams had extended this cribwork almost to the ground level.

British Dictionary definitions for cribwork


  1. another name for crib (def. 16)
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