formwork

[ fawrm-wurk ]
/ ˈfɔrmˌwɜrk /

noun

the structure of boards, bolts, etc., composing a form for poured-concrete or rammed-earth construction.

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Origin of formwork

First recorded in 1915–20; form + work
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British Dictionary definitions for formwork

formwork
/ (ˈfɔːmˌwɜːk) /

noun

an arrangement of wooden boards, bolts, etc, used to shape reinforced concrete while it is settingAlso called (esp Brit): shuttering
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