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Answer for the clue "A beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support", 5 letters:
shore

Alternative clues for the word shore

Kind of leave or dinner

Coast

Prop (up)

Ship to _____

"Encino Man" star Pauly _____

Ship's opposite

Reinforce, with "up"

Vacation destination, with "the"

Brace, with "up"

Curlew's locale

Beach

Water's edge

Beach spot

Strand

Sandcastle site

Clam-digging locale

Summer vacation spot, with "the"

Dock site

Seashell site

Vacation locale

Ocean's edge

It gets lapped a lot

Popular vacation spot, with "the"

Washing-up spot?

Vacation destination

Sandpiper's domain

Strengthen, with "up"

The land along the edge of a body of water (a lake or ocean or river)

Sight at Asbury Park

Snipe's habitat

Singer-TV host

Prop

Coastal area

View from a beach house

Ship's counterpart

Land's end

Kind of leave

Edge of land

Talk-show hostess

Part of S. P.

Coastline

Littoral locale

Seasick one's goal

Tanning locale

Brace or prop

Kind of dinner

Dinah

Brace

Word definitions for shore in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES shore leave (= time that a sailor is allowed to spend on land and away from work ) ▪ Hong Kong was a popular place for shore leave. COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE distant ▪ We heard a call from a Distant shore...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shear \Shear\ (sh[=e]r), v. t. [imp. Sheared or Shore ;p. p. Sheared or Shorn ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shearing .] [OE. sheren, scheren, to shear, cut, shave, AS. sceran, scieran, scyran; akin to D. & G. scheren, Icel. skera, Dan. ski?re, Gr. ???. Cf. Jeer , Score...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. Land adjoining a non-flowing body of water, such as an ocean, lake or pond. vb. (context obsolete English) To set on shore. Etymology 2 n. A prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it. vb. 1 (context transitive without ''up''...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"land bordering a large body of water," c.1300, from an Old English word or from Middle Low German schor "shore, coast, headland," or Middle Dutch scorre "land washed by the sea," all probably from Proto-Germanic *skur-o- "cut," from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the land along the edge of a body of water a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support [syn: shoring ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A shore is the fringe of land at the edge of a large body of water. Shore may also refer to: Shoring , supporting a structure in order to prevent collapse so that construction can proceed Shore durometer , the hardness of a material Jersey Shore , a region...

Usage examples of shore.

Munday the 25 being Christmas day, we began to drinke water aboord, but at night, the Master caused vs to have some Beere, and so on board we had diverse times now and then some Beere, but on shore none at all.

Each chain over a shore span consists of two segments, the longer attached to the tie at the top of the river tower, the shorter to the link at the top of the abutment tower, and the two jointed together at the lowest point.

Two main towers in the river and two towers on the shore abutments carry the suspension chains.

He nodded toward the hills above the Achor Marshes on the shores of the sea of Gerizim.

I lost my trouble and my time, for I did not become acquainted with the shore till the octave of Christmas, and with the small door six months afterwards.

The aerogram also gave the positions of the lighters loaded with ammunition which he had deposited round the English shores in anticipation of its arrival.

On that inhospitable shore, Euripides, embellishing with exquisite art the tales of antiquity, has placed the scene of one of his most affecting tragedies.

Frido and I went farther afield, now on horseback, and now along the shores of the Amber Coast.

There were no shore power cables on the ship but a heavy gantry with thick cables had been retracted aft near the rudder.

Ibrahim wrested Syria from the Porte, and the Ottoman empire was tottering to its fall, unless the European states should interfere to prevent it, or Russia should realize her long-cherished schemes of aggrandizement by taking the shores of the Bosphorus, which the Sultan was not able to defend, under her own protection.

Today we remember the Lord of the Wind and how his magic aided us all, both you of Alata and we Romans shipwrecked upon your shores.

And when you gain the distant shore of Alba, give it to Drustan mab Necthana, that he might know from whence it came.

The sun was nearing the western horizon when Alec and Seregil rode up the lake shore to the town walls.

Coming on deck just after dawn, Alec saw towering grey cliffs off the port bow and a cluster of islands lying close to shore ahead of them.

Our Pinnaces manned, and comming to the shore, we marched vp alongst the riuer side, to see vvhat place the enemie held there: for none amongst vs had any knowledge thereof at all.