tim·​bered | \ ˈtim-bərd How to pronounce timbered (audio) \

Definition of timbered

1 : having walls framed by exposed timbers
2 : having a specified structure or constitution
3 : covered with growing timber : wooded

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The vineyards are some of the steepest in the world, and the river winds around its bends past little, ancient, half-timbered Germanic towns on the water’s edge. National Geographic, "Memorable Moments on Europe’s Rivers with Cruise Director Richard Grey," 12 June 2019 The Old Burlington in Chiswick, a riverside neighborhood in west London, is a quaint, half-timbered former-pub that is thought to date from the 16th century. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "The Luxurious Second Life of Defunct English Pubs," 12 Sep. 2018 How to Do It RightFly from Saigon (45 minutes) or take the winding drive up from Nha Trang (three hours), and book one of the half-timbered 1920s chalets at Ana Mandara Villas Resort & Spa. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Take Your Vietnam Trip to the Next Level," 20 Nov. 2018 The minister at the small timbered chapel pulled the vestment over the lures hanging from his fishing vest, rolled out a burgundy carpet, set up some fake flowers and declared them married. Heather Gillers, WSJ, "‘I Was Hoping to Be Retired’: The Cost of Supporting Parents and Adult Children," 16 Nov. 2018 Thick paving stones lined the courtyard, and water was cleared from the timbered roofs by stone rain spouts. Mark Stevenson, Fox News, "Experts restore what might be oldest house in Mexico," 12 Sep. 2018 Happy Landing Inn, for instance, is already delightful thanks to half-timbered construction and rounded doors but shines during Yuletide with a 9-foot tree, stockings, wreaths, and twinkle lights galore. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "There Is a Magical Little Town In California Where the Homes Look Like Storybook Cottages," 7 Dec. 2016 And yet the Mosel is one of the oldest, most beautiful wine regions in the world, home to small, charming villages with half-timbered houses and spectacular Riesling vineyards. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wine Destination Only the Pros Know," 27 June 2018 The half-timbered tavern is a hard find in modernist-loving Zurich, known more for its architectural austerity than its coziness. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Plan a Trip to Zurich This Summer (Yes, Really)," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of timbered

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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