timbering

noun
tim·​ber·​ing | \ ˈtim-b(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce timbering (audio) \

Definition of timbering

: a set or arrangement of timbers

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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, "Hot Property: Donald Trump, art of the Beverly Hills deal," 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, "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 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, "Hot Property: Donald Trump, art of the Beverly Hills deal," 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, "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

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First Known Use of timbering

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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