noun \ˈfls-ˌwərk\

Definition of FALSEWORK

:  temporary construction work on which a main work is wholly or partly built and supported until the main work is strong enough to support itself

First Known Use of FALSEWORK

circa 1874


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Temporary framework used during construction to support arches and similar structures while the mortar or concrete is setting or the steel is being joined. As soon as the work is set and the structure is self-supporting, the centering is struck (carefully removed).

Variants of FALSEWORK

falsework or centering


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