false·​work | \ ˈfȯls-ˌwərk How to pronounce falsework (audio) \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Once the tower and suspension cables are in place and are holding up these segments, construction crews will remove the falsework. Dylan Tweney, WIRED, "Gallery: How to Build an Earthquake-Resistant Bridge," 29 July 2010

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First Known Use of falsework

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of falsework was circa 1874

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“Falsework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falsework. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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