tim·​ber·​ing ˈtim-b(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce timbering (audio)
: a set or arrangement of timbers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The aim is to make the trees worth more alive than dead — or used for farming or timbering. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 In 1935, the site was nearly demolished when the deterioration of its black walnut and oak timbering reached an uninhabitable state. Eddie.morales@jrn.com, Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2022 In turn, the league was granted a conservation easement, which prohibits commercial timbering, fragmentation, development or public access, per the league’s project overview. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Feb. 2022 Wingback chairs are set in front of the fireplace inglenook outlined in heavy half-timbering and textured bricks. oregonlive, 18 Dec. 2019 Dense landscaping and touches of brick surround the home, which features an eye-catching façade of stone and half-timbering. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2019 But in the 1860s, gold mining and timbering had begun to silt up the high mountain spawning beds, covering and suffocating their eggs. Patrick Symmes, Harper's magazine, 28 Oct. 2019 The two-story, which dates to 1927, features exposed brickwork, steep gables and half-timbering that is characteristic of the period style. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, 22 June 2019 The majority of their exteriors are brick, but they're accented (often in those triangular gables) with decorative half-timbering: essentially a mock frame of thin boards with stucco or stone filling in the spaces between the boards. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, 1 Nov. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Timbering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timbering. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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