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girder

[gur-der] /ˈgɜr dər/
noun
1.
a large beam, as of steel, reinforced concrete, or timber, for supporting masonry, joists, purlins, etc.
2.
a principal beam of wood, steel, etc., supporting the ends of joists.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; gird1 + -er1
Related forms
girderless, adjective
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Examples for girder
  • It is a long time from the first rain to the point when rust has eaten through an iron girder.
  • With the updated seating design, it is no longer possible to get stuck with seating behind a girder.
  • Side view of railings with dimensions for the six-girder and three-girder bridge decks.
  • girder properties can now easily be copied to all girders in a girder line, all girders in a span, and all girders in the bridge.
  • The initial girder size is usually selected based on past experience.
  • Structure types being considered are segmental box girder or steel tied arch.
  • A plate girder bridge is a bridge supported by two or more plate girders.
British Dictionary definitions for girder

girder

/ˈɡɜːdə/
noun
1.
a large beam, esp one made of steel, used in the construction of bridges, buildings, etc
2.
(botany) the structure composed of tissue providing mechanical support for a stem or leaf
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