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groundsill

[ground-sil] /ˈgraʊndˌsɪl/
noun
1.
the lowermost sill of a framed structure, especially one lying close to the ground.
Also, groundsel.
Also called ground beam, ground plate.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English grownsel. See ground1, sill
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British Dictionary definitions for ground-sill

groundsill

/ˈɡraʊndˌsɪl/
noun
1.
another name for ground plate
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