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eyebar

[ahy-bahr] /ˈaɪˌbɑr/
noun, Civil Engineering
1.
a tension member, used especially in bridge and roof trusses, having the form of a metal bar enlarged at each end to include an eye.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; eye + bar1
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  • However, they weren't cables per se, but eyebar links that are often susceptible to deterioration and fatigue fracture.
  • It is olive green to dark brown in color with wavy vertical bars on its sides and a dark eyebar beneath its eyes.
  • The shuttle then picked up another loop of wire and shuttled it back, hooking this loop on an eyebar at the other end.
  • These steel bars were used to fix the broken eyebar.
  • The bridge was also closed for several days for emergency eyebar repair.

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