furring


furring
furring [fʉr′iŋ]
n.
1. fur used for trimming or lining
2. the act of trimming, lining, etc. with fur
3. a coating of diseased or waste matter, as on the tongue
4.
a) the fastening of thin strips of wood or metal as to joists, studs, or masonry walls in order to form a level backing for flooring, plaster, etc. or to provide air spaces
b) the strips so used: in full furring strips

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  • Furring — Fur ring, n. 1. (Carp.) (a) The leveling of a surface, or the preparing of an air space, by means of strips of board or of larger pieces. See {Fur}, v. t., 3. (b) The strips thus laid on. [1913 Webster] 2. (Shipbuilding) Double planking of a ship …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furring — In light frame construction, furring strips are long thin strips of wood or metal used to make backing surfaces to support the finished surfaces in a room. Furring refers to the backing surface, the process of installing it, and may also refer to …   Wikipedia

  • furring — /ferr ing/, n. 1. the act of lining, trimming, or clothing with fur: Furring this coat will take several weeks. 2. the fur used: What kind of furring would you like? 3. the formation of a coating of matter on something, as on the tongue: A heavy… …   Universalium

  • Furring — Fur Fur, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furring}.] 1. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes. You fur your gloves with reason. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • furring — noun 1. a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue • Hypernyms: ↑symptom 2. strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard • Syn: ↑furring strip • Hypernyms: ↑strip …   Useful english dictionary

  • furring — noun Date: 14th century 1. a fur trimming or lining 2. a. the application of thin wood, brick, or metal to joists, studs, or walls to form a level surface (as for attaching wallboard) or an air space b. the material used in this process …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • furring — noun a) Parts of clothing made from fur. b) A coating that resembles fur …   Wiktionary

  • furring — n. lining or garment made of fur; fur like whitish coating covering of substance (as on the tongue of a sick person); wooden strip used to give a level surface for attaching plasterboard fÉœr /fɜː n. hair of an animal; clothing made with fur;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • furring — fur·ring …   English syllables

  • furring — fur•ring [[t]ˈfɜr ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) clo the act of lining, trimming, or clothing with fur 2) clo the fur used 3) the formation of a coating of matter on something, as on the tongue 4) bui a) the attaching of strips of wood or the like (fur′ring… …   From formal English to slang