- a temporary wooden fence around a site of building construction or repair
- a billboard
Origin of hoardingfrom obsolete hoard, hoarding from Old French hourde from Frankish an unverified form hurda, enclosure, pen: for Indo-European base see hurdle
- A temporary wooden fence around a building or structure under construction or repair.
- often hoardings An overhanging wooden structure temporarily mounted atop the walls of a fortification to aid in repelling attackers.
- Chiefly British A billboard.
Origin of hoardingObsolete hoard, hourd from French dialectal hourd fence, scaffold, hurdle from Old French of Germanic origin
From Old French hourd, hourt (“barrier, palisade”)
- Present participle of hoard.