ground sill

groundsill

[ground-sil]
noun
the lowermost sill of a framed structure, especially one lying close to the ground.
Also, groundsel.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English grownsel. See ground1, sill

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groundsill (ˈɡraʊndˌsɪl)
 
n
another name for ground plate

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