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Meaning of FURRING

Pronunciation:  'furing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
  2. [n]  a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue

FURRING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: furring strip
 See Also: strip, symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fur"ring\, n.
1. (Carp.)
   (a) The leveling of a surface, or the preparing of an air
       space, by means of strips of board or of larger
       pieces. See {Fur}, v. t., 3.
   (b) The strips thus laid on.

2. (Shipbuilding) Double planking of a ship's side.

3. A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also,
   the operation of cleaning away this deposit.