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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls-wurk]
    • /ˈfɔlsˌwɜrk/
    • /ˈfɔːl.swɜːk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls-wurk]
    • /ˈfɔlsˌwɜrk/

Definitions of falsework word

  • noun falsework framework for supporting a structure under construction that is not yet capable of supporting itself. 1
  • noun falsework Temporary framework structures used to support a building during its construction. 1
  • noun falsework a framework supporting something under construction 0
  • noun falsework (engineering) A temporary framework used in the building of bridges and arched structures in order to hold items in place until the structure is able to support itself. 0
  • noun falsework (engineering) Scaffolding, a temporary frame serving to support and brace a building under construction until it can stand alone. 0

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Origin of falsework

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75; false + work

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Parts of speech for Falsework


falsework popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

falsework usage trend in Literature

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