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hoarding

2 [hawr-ding, hohr-]
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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hoarding (ˈhɔːdɪŋ)
 
n
1.  Also called (esp US and Canadian): billboard a large board used for displaying advertising posters, as by a road
2.  a temporary wooden fence erected round a building or demolition site
 
[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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hoard
O.E. hord "treasure, valuable stock or store," from P.Gmc. *khuzdan (cf. O.N. hodd, Ger. hort, Goth. huzd "treasure," lit. "hidden treasure"), from *kuzdho, probably from PIE base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). The verb is from O.E. hordian.
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Overhanging wooden hoardings could be constructed if a castle was under threat.
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