EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOIST
He put his knee against it and shoved, but the joist held firm.
Fitz moved, joist in hand, towards the other side of the clump.
A joist was found on one end, driven nearly three feet into the ground.
No man, other than a union carpenter, would be allowed to even set a joist.
A roar of applause shook every board and joist of the building.
I left him, father, but I tied him to a joist in the ceiling with a long rope.
The house was so shaken that it gave way at every joist, and he was within an ace of dragging the whole grange over on end.
She had caught sight of one of my feet underneath the joist that served as a wedge to keep the cask in place.
Two small forks or bucks-horns fastened to a joist are indispensable articles for the support of the rifle.
Fumbling about this, Wilson discovered in the corner several pieces of joist, and these he propped against the door.
early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French giste "beam supporting a bridge" (Modern French gîte), noun use of fem. past participle of gesir "to lie," from Latin iacere "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of wooden beam on which boards "lie down."