plural -s
: one that shores up
specifically : one that builds cribbing which will serve as a retaining wall to support the sides of an open excavation

called also bracer, cribber

Word History


Middle English, from shoren to shore + -er (to prop)

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“Shorer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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