Origin of falsework

First recorded in 1870–75; false + work
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Examples from the Web for falsework

Historical Examples of falsework

  • When the steel—the trusses—is up and riveted, then away with the falsework.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • They had met Jake at the base of the falsework, and he came along, leaving his bundle.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • We are familiar with the falsework of a concrete building under construction.

  • Within a great cage of falsework Marie Louise could see the 178 ship that Davidge had dedicated to his mother.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for falsework


  1. a framework supporting something under construction
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