furring

[ fur-ing ]
/ ˈfɜr ɪŋ /

noun

the act of lining, trimming, or clothing with fur: Furring this coat will take several weeks.
the fur used: What kind of furring would you like?
the formation of a coating of matter on something, as on the tongue: A heavy furring could mean a high fever.
Building Trades.
  1. 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.
  2. material used for this purpose.

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Origin of furring

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fur, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for furring

furring
/ (ˈfɜːrɪŋ) /

noun

  1. short for furring strip
  2. the fixing of furring strips
  3. furring strips collectively
the formation of fur on the tongue
trimming of animal fur, as on a coat or other garment, or furs collectively
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