- framework for supporting a structure under construction that is not yet capable of supporting itself.
Origin of falsework
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Examples from the Web for falsework
When the steel—the trusses—is up and riveted, then away with the falsework.The Modern Railroad
They had met Jake at the base of the falsework, and he came along, leaving his bundle.
We are familiar with the falsework of a concrete building under construction.The Boy's Book of New Inventions
Harry E. Maule
Within a great cage of falsework Marie Louise could see the 178 ship that Davidge had dedicated to his mother.
It is well also to give the girder molds a camber or to crown them to allow for settling of the falsework.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
- a framework supporting something under construction
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