[ nog-ing ]
/ ˈnɒg ɪŋ /


masonry, as bricks, used to fill the spaces between studs or other framing members.


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Origin of nogging

First recorded in 1815–25; nog2 + -ing1

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Definition for nogging (2 of 2)

[ nog ]
/ nɒg /


a block of wood, as one inserted into brickwork to provide a hold for nails.
any wooden peg, pin, or block.
Also nogging. one of a number of wooden pieces fitted between the principal timbers of a half-timbered wall.

verb (used with object), nogged, nog·ging.

to fill (a framed wall or partition) with small masonry, as bricks or stones.

Origin of nog

1605–15; perhaps variant of knag, Middle English knagge spur, peg Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nogging (1 of 3)

/ (ˈnɒɡɪŋ) /


Also called: nog, (Scot and NZ) dwang a short horizontal timber member used between the studs of a framed partition
masonry or brickwork between the timber members of a framed construction
a number of wooden pieces fitted between the timbers of a half-timbered wall

British Dictionary definitions for nogging (2 of 3)



/ (nɒɡ) /


Also called: flip a drink, esp an alcoholic one, containing beaten egg
East Anglian dialect strong local beer

Word Origin for nog

C17 (originally: a strong beer): of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for nogging (3 of 3)

/ (nɒɡ) /


a wooden peg or block built into a masonry or brick wall to provide a fixing for nails

Word Origin for nog

C17: origin unknown
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