form·​work | \ ˈfȯrm-ˌwərk How to pronounce formwork (audio) \

Definition of formwork

: a set of forms in place to hold wet concrete until it sets

Examples of formwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the seven-foot sled half inside the tent, Ousland took a four-inch formwork nail, chosen for its double-head that makes for a surer grip with a Leatherman, and heated it over a stove flame. Adventure, 23 Dec. 2020 Condensation from the metal formwork and upholstery staples seeped into the foam of the padded walls. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 12 July 2019 Its undulating form is made from an orange pigmented shotcrete, a type of concrete that sprays from a hose onto formwork. Liz Stinson, Curbed, 12 June 2019 The balls, acting as a sort of formwork, dictate where the plastic pieces can and cannot go. Liz Stinson, Curbed, 28 Sep. 2018 Its formwork, made from small strips of wood, is still visible through the white plaster—a deliberate choice intended to convey the building’s handmade nature. Liz Stinson, Curbed, 17 Dec. 2018 Before employing the fleet of buzzing machines, Chaltiel worked with a team of students to build a lightweight geodesic timber frame and cover it with a light formwork of burlap sacks filled with sand. Liz Stinson, Curbed, 27 Sep. 2018 This afternoon, crews working on the Nexus project observed that a formwork system was beginning to lean out from the building. Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times, 19 Mar. 2018 The fire department was contacted and is on site working with crews to position the formwork back in place. Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times, 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of formwork

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Formwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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