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falsework

[ fawls-wurk ]

noun

  1. framework for supporting a structure under construction that is not yet capable of supporting itself.


falsework

/ ˈfɔːlsˌwɜːk /

noun

  1. a framework supporting something under construction


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Word History and Origins

Origin of falsework1

First recorded in 1870–75; false + work
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Example Sentences

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

The rebuilder of bridges works like the original builder—with plentiful falsework.

The new span was then in place, and the old one—ready to be dismantled—stood on falsework at the side.

The falsework was rapidly removed and the sustaining framework was painted with opaque varnish to render it plainly visible.

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

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