shoring

noun shor·ing \ ˈshȯr-iŋ \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of shoring

1 : the act of supporting with or as if with a prop
2 : a system or group of shores

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First Known Use of shoring

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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