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shelving

[ shel-ving ]
/ ˈʃɛl vɪŋ /
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noun

material for shelves.
shelves collectively.

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Origin of shelving

First recorded in 1625–35; shelve1 + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for shelving

shelving
/ (ˈʃɛlvɪŋ) /

noun

material for making shelves
a set of shelves; shelves collectively
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