shor·​ing ˈshȯr-iŋ How to pronounce shoring (audio)
: the act of supporting with or as if with a prop
: a system or group of shores

Examples of shoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plan would allocate $1 billion towards flooding mitigation for Metro-North service, including more sophisticated drainage systems at the Mott Haven Yard and the shoring up of retaining walls and sea walls where the Hudson Line hugs the river’s edge. Evan Simko-Bednarski, New York Daily News, 25 Apr. 2024 For example, the list notes that much of the temporary shoring to reinforce the floor has been removed, and the remaining floor work is nearly complete. Angela Palermo, Idaho Statesman, 13 June 2024 Friend shoring achieves that balance by maintaining global integration but focusing that integration on the economies of allies and friends. David Kamin, Foreign Affairs, 18 Apr. 2023 Some see the installment of Greenbaum as a shoring up of power for Bergman – one of four internal candidates to eventually replace Iger as CEO — bringing in a loyalist who will help assemble a more exciting slate over the next 12 months. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 28 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for shoring 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoring was in the 15th century

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“Shoring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a group of things that shore something up

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