A hoard or hoarding was a temporary wooden (shed-like) construction that was placed on the exterior of the ramparts of a castle during a siege.

It is suspected that in peacetime, hoardings were stored as prefabricated elements.

hoard·ing

(hôr′dĭng)

n.

  1. A temporary wooden fence around a building or structure under construction or repair.

2. Chiefly British A billboard.

hoard·ing

(hôr′dĭng)

n.

  1. A temporary wooden fence around a building or structure under construction or repair.

2. Chiefly British A billboard.

In economics

– hoarding is the practice of obtaining and holding scarce resources, with the intention to sell to customers for a high profit in future. Hoarding creates a situation of false scarcity. It is an unethical practice.