tim·​ber·​ing | \ ˈtim-b(ə-)riŋ \

Definition of timbering

: a set or arrangement of timbers

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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, "There's A Reason You Don't See Many Tudor-Style Homes These Days," 1 Nov. 2018 Now, bricks and half-timbering make the custom home look more like a contemporary Tudor. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Home-selling etiquette: Lake Oswego homeowner's letter to neighbors (photos)," 8 June 2018 Trampled Track Trail is an interpretive walk where hikers can learn about the timbering history of Florida and ends at a waterfront view of Ocean Pond. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Columbia County: Finding the great outdoors in Osceola National Forest," 7 May 2018 Shortly after the deal, a district judge gave more than 500 descendants of the Spanish and Mexican settlers access to the land for livestock grazing, firewood gathering and timbering. Jason Blevins, The Denver Post, "With high-end real estate sales on the rebound, an iconic ranch in San Luis Valley is offered for $105 million," 18 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of timbering

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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