half-timber

adjective
half-tim·​ber | \ ˈhaf-ˈtim-bər How to pronounce half-timber (audio) , ˈhäf- \
variants: or half-timbered \ ˈhaf-​ˈtim-​bərd How to pronounce half-timbered (audio) , ˈhäf-​ \

Definition of half-timber

of a building
: constructed of wood framing with spaces filled with masonry

Other Words from half-timber

half-timbering \ ˈhaf-​ˈtim-​b(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce half-timbering (audio) , ˈhäf-​ \ noun

First Known Use of half-timber

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Half-timber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-timber. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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