shelving

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

shelving

  1. Present participle of shelve.

Noun[edit]

shelving (plural shelvings)

  1. Shelves collectively.
    There is ample shelving in the basement.
  2. (chiefly in the plural) The side-rails of a cart or waggon.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 47:
      So, creaking and creaking, and the shelvins skirling under the weight of their load, they passed that danger point, the carts plodded into motion again […].