cribwork

[krib-wurk]
noun Building Trades, Civil Engineering.
a system of cribs; cribbing.

Origin:
crib + work

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cribwork (ˈkrɪbˌwɜːk)
 
n
another name for crib

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The tide gauge and staff were located on the south end of the easternmost bridge cribwork.
One concept would involve cribwork supported by flotation, open to the flow of river water.
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