Definition of shelving in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛlvɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1Shelves collectively: a lack of shelving and cupboards
More example sentences
  • There is an abundance of built-in shelving and cupboard space.
  • The adjoining breakfast area has an exposed brick wall with built-in shelving and storage cupboards.
  • It also has an open fireplace and wooden flooring, along with fitted shelving and storage cupboards.
2The action of shelving something: a pile of books due for shelving the shelving of investment
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  • The shelving of plans for a 80,000-seat national stadium at Abbotstown - the so-called Bertie Bowl - has weakened the case for retaining the full site.

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