Hoarding

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Hoarding

1. A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work. Posted on every dead wall and hoarding. (london Graphic)

2. A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something. The whole arrangement was surrounded by a hoarding, the space within which was divided into compartments by sheets of tin. (Tyndall)

Origin: From OF. Hourd, hourt, barrier, palisade, of german or dutch origin; cf. D. Horde hurdle, fence, g. Horde, hurde; akin to E. Hurdle. See Hurdle.