Definition of shuttering in US English:



  • 1Wood in planks or strips used as a temporary structure for fencing to contain setting concrete, to support the sides of trenches, etc.

    • ‘Forests have been razed (particularly in Queensland) to provide once-used shuttering for elegant poured concrete buildings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But when a Thames spate shifted these supports, Brunel secretly ordered his carpenters to leave a gap between the brickwork and the replaced shuttering.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A temporary structure made from planks.