1) A board attached to a cart or wain so as to increase its load capacity, usually in the plural.

1642 lay them in 4 severall rowes crosse over the shelvings of the waine and none in the body, Elmswell

1642 for stealing two shillvins 2d, Great Ayton

1686 shilving for 2 cartes, Kettlewell.

spellings shilving
dates 1642 1686

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