shoring

noun
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

Examples of shoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The makeshift shoring of the condo's structural elements only removed the immediate threat of collapse. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Dec. 2021 Excavation and shoring is taking place on both sides of Wilshire along with the pouring of concrete for basement walls in areas on the north side of the boulevard. Deborah Vankin Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Separately, the demand for increasing re-shoring of semiconductor production to the U.S. from overseas could also drive sales. Trefis Team, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Separately, the demand for increasing re-shoring of semiconductor production to the U.S. from overseas could also drive sales. Trefis Team, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Moreover, trends of re-shoring of manufacturing capacity from overseas and the sizable U.S. government infrastructure plan are also likely to help these stocks in the medium to long term. Trefis Team, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 The digging is long, tiring work and each obstacle—lighting, ventilation, shoring—has to be overcome without alerting the ever-vigilant East German border guards. Mark Yost, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021 Ironically, as digitalization enables more flexible, independent, and decentralized employment models, corporations and larger enterprises may go back to off-shoring to keep costs down now that remote work is much more widespread globally. Charles Towers-clark, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 No one who reviewed the shoring permit is still employed by the city. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of shoring

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Dec 2021

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“Shoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoring. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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