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hoarding1

[hawr-ding, hohr-] /ˈhɔr dɪŋ, ˈhoʊr-/
noun
1.
the act of a person who hoards.
2.
hoardings, things that are hoarded.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; hoard + -ing1

hoarding2

[hawr-ding, hohr-] /ˈhɔr dɪŋ, ˈhoʊr-/
noun
1.
a temporary fence enclosing a construction site.
2.
British. a billboard.
Origin
1815-25; obsolete hoard (≪ Old French hourd(e) palisade made of hurdles < Germanic; compare German Hürde hurdle) + -ing1
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  • Overhanging wooden hoardings could be constructed if a castle was under threat.
British Dictionary definitions for hoardings

hoarding

/ˈhɔːdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a large board used for displaying advertising posters, as by a road Also called (esp US and Canadian) billboard
2.
a temporary wooden fence erected round a building or demolition site
Word Origin
C19: from C15 hoard fence, from Old French hourd palisade, of Germanic origin, related to Gothic haurds, Old Norse hurth door
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