- the attaching of strips of wood or the like (furring strips) to a wall or other surface, as to provide an even support for lath or to provide an air space between the wall and plasterwork.
- material used for this purpose.
Definition for furring (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), furred, fur·ring.
Origin of fur
Related formsfur·less, adjective
Can be confusedfir fur
Examples from the Web for furring
In the winter the northern people move up the bays and go "furring."Le Petit Nord|Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
A piece of furring strip should be run from the top of the pipe to the wall.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
Another cause of disaster is the furring up of the pipes with the lime deposited by hard water when heated.How it Works|Archibald Williams
Furring employs large numbers of foreign males, and some thousands of both native and foreign females.Problems of Poverty|John A. Hobson
Stone buildings can be converted into good silos by furring out and double boarding on the inside.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians|William K. David
British Dictionary definitions for furring (1 of 2)
- short for furring strip
- the fixing of furring strips
- furring strips collectively
British Dictionary definitions for furring (2 of 2)
- the dressed skin of certain fur-bearing animals, with the hair left on
- (as modifier)a fur coat
- a pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur
- a garment made from such a fabric
verb furs, furring or furred
Derived Formsfurless, adjective
Word Origin for fur
Idioms and Phrases with furring
see make the dust (fur) fly.