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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support;
[syn: shore, shoring]

2. the act of propping up with shores;
[syn: shoring, shoring up, propping up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shore \Shore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shored; p. pr. & vb. n. Shoring.] [OE. schoren. See Shore a prop.] To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shoring \Shor"ing\, n. 1. The act of supporting or strengthening with a prop or shore. [1913 Webster] 2. A system of props; props, collectively. [1913 Webster] Shorl
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shoring n 1: a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support [syn: shore, shoring] 2: the act of propping up with shores [syn: shoring, shoring up, propping up]