falsework

[ fawls-wurk ]
/ ˈfɔlsˌwɜrk /

noun

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

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Origin of falsework

First recorded in 1870–75; false + work
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British Dictionary definitions for falsework

falsework
/ (ˈfɔːlsˌwɜːk) /

noun

a framework supporting something under construction
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