from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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