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ˈfɜr ɪŋfur·ring

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. furringnoun

    a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue

  2. furring strip, furringnoun

    strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard


  1. furringnoun

    Parts of clothing made from fur.

  2. furringnoun

    A coating that resembles fur.

  3. furringnoun

    A strip of material used to prepare a wall for plastering.

  4. furringnoun

    double planking of a ship's side

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furring

    of Fur

  2. Furringnoun

    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

  3. Furringverb

    the strips thus laid on

  4. Furringverb

    double planking of a ship's side

  5. Furringverb

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


  1. Furring

    In light-frame construction, furring strips are long thin strips of wood or metal used to make backing surfaces to support the finished surfaces in a room. Furring refers to the backing surface, the process of installing it, and may also refer to the strips themselves. "Firring" is a U.K. term for wood strips which are usually 50 mm wide, tapered and fixed above wood roof joists to provide drainage falls below roof boarding. Furring strips themselves are typically referred to as "battens" in the U.K. Furring strips typically measure 1" x 2" or 1" x 3". They can be laid out perpendicular to studs or joists and nailed to them, or set vertically against an existing wall surface. The spacing between the strips depends on the type of finishing material. Wider spacing is typically used behind the heavy boards that support ceramic tiles. Closely spaced strips are needed for thin panelling or plaster. The use of strips with plaster, however, is called either lath and plaster or wattle and daub. Metal furring strips can be used in towns where fire-proof supporting elements are required by the local building code. Often called "hat channels" to describe the profile, they consist of two flanges on each side of a trapezoid shape, 7/8" thick.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. furring

    Doubling planks on a ship. Also, a furring in the ship's frame.--Furring the boilers, in a steamer, cleaning off the incrustation or sediment which forms on their inner surfaces.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of furring in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of furring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. occasional
    • B. aligned
    • C. abrupt
    • D. whirring

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