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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or operation of propping with shores.
  • n. A system of supporting shores.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of shore.
  • n. Temporary bracing used to prevent something, such as a tunnel, trench, or wall, from collapse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of supporting or strengthening with a prop or shore.
  • n. A system of props; props, collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Awry; aslant.
  • n. The act of supporting with shores or props.
  • n. A number or set of shores or props taken collectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of propping up with shores
  • n. a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support

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