A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging.
To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
1. The coast or land adjacent to the sea; 2. A timber or other prop placed in position to act as a support, as in to shore up
a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"
The temporary support of a structural member.
A brace or prop used for support while building or repairing a ship.
A supporting member that resists a compressive force imposed by a load; or the operation by which a supporting member is placed.