Synonyms for girder

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Not even a girder that could be unfastened in time to brace the last door.

Every interior floor and girder must have been treated with the gas.

This is the simplest form for metal bridge truss, or girder.

The practice is to give these girder boxes a camber of ½-in.

The centering and the beam and girder forms were supported by 6×6-in.

He dropped to his knees, his hands reaching for a hold on the girder.

The car, in which the pilot and observer sit, is set in this girder.

Special cast-iron sleepers are employed on the girder bridges.

The effect on the girder is to twist it, as will be clear from a little consideration.

To the flanges of this girder are added plates equal to 50 per cent.

WORD ORIGIN

"main supporting beam that carries flooring," 1610s, agent noun from gird, on notion of something that "holds up" something else. Used of iron bridge supports from 1853.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GIRDER

beam

nounlength of material used as support
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