- 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.
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Words nearby furring
Example sentences 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
- short for furring strip
- the fixing of furring strips
- furring strips collectively