the structure of boards, bolts, etc., composing a form for poured-concrete or rammed-earth construction.

1915–20; form + work Unabridged
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formwork (ˈfɔːmˌwɜːk)
Also called (esp Brit): shuttering an arrangement of wooden boards, bolts, etc, used to shape reinforced concrete while it is setting

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Example sentences
First they erected a vertical formwork of spruce branches and trunks.
All formwork shall be adequately supported before any worker may work on top of
  the form work.
The formwork must stay in place until the concrete is strong enough to carry
  it's own weight.
The channels would eventually be filled with concrete after the formwork was
  done to close off the ends of the channels.
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