ve·​neer·​ing | \ və-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce veneering (audio) \

Definition of veneering

1 : a veneered surface
2 : material used as veneer

Examples of veneering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The luthier suggested his own veneering technique, involving a spray-on liquid that stabilizes the wood from cracking under severe heat. Steve Knopper, Billboard, 22 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of veneering

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for veneering

earlier faneering, borrowed from Early Modern German fournirung, furnirung, noun derivative of fourniren, furniren (modern furnieren) "to apply thin strips of wood or other material (to cabinetwork, etc.)," borrowed from French fournir "to provide (with), furnish"

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The first known use of veneering was circa 1706

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“Veneering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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