formwork [fawrm-wurk] Word Origin noun

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

Origin of formwork First recorded in 1915–20; form + work British Dictionary definitions for formwork formwork noun

  1. an arrangement of wooden boards, bolts, etc, used to shape reinforced concrete while it is settingAlso called (esp Brit): shuttering

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