Raising

Definition of Raising

Rais´ing   Pronunciation: rāz´ĭng
n.1.The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.
2.Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising.
3.The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning.
Raising bee
a bee for raising the frame of a building. See Bee, n., 2.
Raising hammer
a hammer with a rounded face, used in raising sheet metal.
- W. Irving.
Raising plate
(Carp.) the plate, or longitudinal timber, on which a roof is raised and rests.

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