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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 of eyebar
1885-1890
1885-90; eye + bar1
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