shor·​ing | \ ˈshȯr-iŋ How to pronounce shoring (audio) \

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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Many in the city had said the 1967 bridge needed shoring up. Fox News, "The Latest: 2 Albanians among dead in Italy bridge collapse," 15 Aug. 2018 Through several previous owners and renovations, the house required some structural shoring up, as well as cosmetic changes. Terri Akman,, "1870s West Philly home blends Victorian history with today's style," 26 June 2018 Fire officials have said the trench in the 2000 block of Sinclair Lane had no protective shoring, despite a federal law requiring protection for workers in trenches more than five feet deep. Nicholas Bogel-burroughs,, "Contractor was completing 'urgent' work on Baltimore City pool when trench collapse killed worker," 13 June 2018 Engineers who inspected the remaining structure of the church at 1046 N. 9th St. determined that its masonry walls and gables, with temporary shoring and bracing, appear to be in satisfactory condition for reconstruction, according to a statement. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church appears fit for restoration after devastating fire," 4 June 2018 The honest question of the week: Does anybody know a good shoring company? Mike Scott,, "Former Saints player Jeff Charleston airs brain disease concerns on 'Southern Charm New Orleans'," 30 Apr. 2018 Storm damage might have led to the time when Sawchik and others were desperately repairing a leak below decks while standing in knee-deep water, using mattresses and wood shoring to staunch the flow. Brian Albrecht,, "Korean War sailor one of four brothers who went to war (photos, video)," 30 Apr. 2018 That shoring up has included firing one doctor and one nurse found to have been stealing prescription medications and installation of a better medication-tracking system. Paul Sisson,, "Medicare surveys call for corrections at Palomar Medical Center," 30 Apr. 2018 Indiana has won four in a row, bringing the possibility of an NIT bid reasonably back into play, but even IU’s resume for the postseason’s secondary competition needs some shoring up. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: 'Guards win games,' and IU's guards are stepping up at right time," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of shoring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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