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timberwork

[tim-ber-wurk]
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noun
  1. structural work formed of timbers.
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Origin of timberwork

First recorded in 1350–1400, timberwork is from the Middle English word timberwerk. See timber, work
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Examples from the Web for timberwork

Historical Examples

  • At night the filling-in of the fosse was consolidated by timberwork, on which were spread brushwood and turf.

    Annals of a Fortress

    E. Viollet-le-Duc

  • Thereupon, trees were felled in the forest on the plateau, and the timberwork of the houses of the lower town brought away.

    Annals of a Fortress

    E. Viollet-le-Duc

  • The dredge conduit is carried by timberwork resting on two of the upright box form stanchions.


British Dictionary definitions for timberwork

timberwork

noun
  1. a structure made of timber
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