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[fawls-wurk] /ˈfɔlsˌwɜrk/
framework for supporting a structure under construction that is not yet capable of supporting itself.
Origin of falsework
1870-75; false + work Unabridged
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Examples from the web for falsework
  • Particularly important items added under this article are falsework and riding surface.
  • 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.
  • After the necessary falsework is in place, the old pile should be cut off below the decayed or damaged area.
  • Because of the great depth of the water at the bridge location, it was impossible to build falsework under the main arch span.
British Dictionary definitions for falsework


a framework supporting something under construction
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