Definition of furring strip in English:

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furring strip

Pronunciation: /ˈfəriNG ˌstrip/


A length of wood tapering to nothing, used in roofing and other construction work.
Example sentences
  • The gypsum board must be attached to the wood furring strips or underlying masonry using nails or screws.
  • Otherwise, wood furring strips are first nailed to the old ceiling or joists and the new files are stapled to these.
  • Tile ceilings can be installed using wood furring strips.

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Syllabification: fur·ring strip

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