framework for supporting a structure under construction that is not yet capable of supporting itself.

1870–75; false + work

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falsework (ˈfɔːlsˌwɜːk)
a framework supporting something under construction

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Particularly important items added under this article are falsework and riding
Untreated timber piles may be used for falsework or temporary construction.
Materials for forms and falsework may be either new or used.
The stringers had been stockpiled on the top of the freeway adjacent to the
  falsework location.
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