Definition of shuttering in English:



  • 1[mass noun] Wood in planks or strips used as a temporary structure to contain setting concrete, to support the sides of trenches, or similar.

    • ‘Detailed with the same dimension and orientation as the shuttering of the concrete, these linings make reference to the conspicuous layering of construction, to time and the sequence of making.’
    • ‘Further, no shuttering is required as this function is provided by the bottom layer concrete blocks.’
    • ‘Nowadays tunnels are mainly lined with concrete segments or with concrete pumped in between the excavated ground and internal shuttering.’
    • ‘But when a Thames spate shifted these supports, Brunel secretly ordered his carpenters to leave a gap between the brickwork and the replaced shuttering.’
    • ‘Forests have been razed (particularly in Queensland) to provide once-used shuttering for elegant poured concrete buildings.’
    • ‘The architect insisted that shuttering supporting the new stonework should be taken down.’
    • ‘There's a flexibility in molding concrete by using temporary shuttering or a mould.’
    • ‘The walls emerged from the standardized shuttering normally used in concrete construction like a sort of rich cake, carved into by the thin courtyard.’
    1. 1.1[count noun]A temporary structure made from planks.