timbering

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

Definition of timbering

: a set or arrangement of timbers

Examples of timbering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Now, bricks and half-timbering make the custom home look more like a contemporary Tudor. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, 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, 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, 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of timbering

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Timbering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timbering. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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