furring

noun
fur·ring | \ˈfər-iŋ \

Definition of furring 

1 : a fur trimming or lining

2a : 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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