furring

noun fur·ring \ ˈfər-iŋ \

Definition of furring

1 : a fur trimming or lining
2 a : the application of thin wood, brick, or metal to joists, studs, or walls to form a level surface (as for attaching wallboard) or an air space
b : the material used in this process

First Known Use of furring

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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