Definitions

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

  • n. A structure made with timbers, as the framework of a boat or house.

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  • n. Work made of timbers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Work made of timbers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work formed of timbers.

Etymologies

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timber +‎ work

Examples

  • After fifteen months, however, it was found, having been secreted in a hole under the timberwork of a Paris garret.

    Couronne Louis XV

  • Then it will be a process of getting down there in the guts, if you like, of that framework and see whether the timberwork there has been warped, whether the shape of the ship has changed.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2007

  • So the sources we used for the reconstruction are written sources and illustrations, combined with an overall knowledge of medieval craftsmanship -- the metalwork and different types of joints in the timberwork.

    Reconstructing Medieval Artillery

  • The timberwork was sharp, the shutters were painted, the paths were neat and swept.

    Two For The Lions

  • Most commonly used as tiles, long lengths are sometimes used and this produces a considerable saving in supporting timberwork.

    Chapter 2

  • The timberwork of the roof superstructure to be built in is to be joined.

    3. Building-in of Roof Superstructures

  • When joining the roof superstructure, the necessary covering of the timberwork should already be taken into account to avoid necessary or additional timbers to be included at a later stage.

    3. Building-in of Roof Superstructures

  • Neglect of fixing to the timberwork would result in a waste of material, money and labour employed in the entire sound-proofing measure.

    3. Building-in of Roof Superstructures

  • It had a high ceiling of hammer beam timberwork and several fireplaces along its walls, with viewing balconies high above the floor.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • So a thinner mixture was tried and it was found that the suction of compressed air alone, through the holes, was enough to draw this up the pipe and into the timberwork.

    The Great Bridge

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