Blocking.

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1. Pieces of wood inserted tightly between joists, studs, or rafters in a building frame to stabilize the structure, inhibit the passage of fire, provide a nailing surface for finish materials, or retain insulation. 2. A system of tying together two brick walls that were not built at the same time; the two adjoining or intersecting walls are tied together by offset and overhanging blocks of courses of bricks.

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