Definition of shoring in English:



mass noun
  • Shores or props used to support or hold up something weak or unstable.

    • ‘Removing the rusty metal presented us with a somewhat unstable-looking climb down of about 4m complete with plenty of scaffolding shoring.’
    • ‘In December, workers removed the steel shoring that had held the home up since 1997.’
    • ‘Teams of carpenters and laborers begin positioning column forms and setting up shoring for the floor above.’
    • ‘The shoring was removed, so that the tunnel started to collapse, and protesters were dragged out by ropes attached to handcuffs.’
    • ‘Therefore, our tunnels (unlike the fancy ones you have seen in the movies) were about two feet in diameter with no bracing or shoring of any kind.’
    • ‘Moreover, thicker slab areas and extra shoring had to be provided along a predetermined load path, a path that had to be carefully marked on the base slab to restrict and guide crane movement.’
    • ‘Two days after the attack, Urban Search and Rescue crews from Montgomery County, Virginia worked to clear debris and strengthen temporary shoring at the disaster site.’
    • ‘The shoring also enabled the construction of new foundations without disrupting existing utility systems.’
    • ‘Speed Shore's Shoring Shields combine the benefits of aluminum hydraulic shoring with the solid-wall security of a static shield.’
    • ‘In a few hours, with the aid of some telephone poles and some shoring, the Chinese lifted the wing, Tex lowered the gear and drove the down lock in with a sledge hammer.’
    • ‘The system's stay-in-place design also suits commercial flooring applications as it eliminates the need to strip forms and reduces the need for shoring compared with wood flooring systems.’
    strengthening, reinforcement, consolidation, shoring up, bracing, boosting, buttressing, toughening
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