furring

noun
fur·​ring | \ ˈfər-iŋ How to pronounce furring (audio) \

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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The first known use of furring was in the 14th century

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“Furring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furring. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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