- 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.
Words nearby furring
How to use furring in a sentence
A piece of furring strip should be run from the top of the pipe to the wall.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
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
There the people were more densely settled, the hinterland was small, and many therefore could not go furring.
Though the fur trapper as a rule is a most gentle creature, the "quality of mercy is not strained" in furring.
Wooden studding, furring, or lathing should not under any circumstances be placed against a chimney.Farmers' Bulletin 1230 - Chimneys & Fireplaces|A. M. Daniels
British Dictionary definitions for furring
- short for furring strip
- the fixing of furring strips
- furring strips collectively