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falsework

[ fawls-wurk ]
/ ˈfɔlsˌwɜrk /
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noun

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

Nearby words

false-positive reaction, false-start, falsehood, falseness, falsetto, falsework, falsie, falsies, falsifiable, falsification, falsify

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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