shelving

noun (1)
shelv·​ing | \ ˈshel-viŋ How to pronounce shelving (audio) \

Definition of shelving

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a sloping surface or place
2 : the state or degree of sloping

shelving

noun (2)

Definition of shelving (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : material for shelves
2 : shelves

First Known Use of shelving

Noun (1)

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shelving was in 1678

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“Shelving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shelving. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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