To all the woodwork round the prison doors they did the like, leaving not a joist or a beam untouched.
He put his knee against it and shoved, but the joist held firm.
Displaying greater care than it did when treating the slender roots, the carpenter measures out the requisite length on the joist.
Fitz moved, joist in hand, towards the other side of the clump.
The supporting ropes are tied to these ropes and to the joist or holding piece overhead.
A joist was found on one end, driven nearly three feet into the ground.
He took the end of the tape and held it to the joist, while I walked ahead, with the reel rattling as I pulled it out.
A roar of applause shook every board and joist of the building.
No man, other than a union carpenter, would be allowed to even set a joist.
Two small forks or bucks-horns fastened to a joist are indispensable articles for the support of the rifle.
early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French giste "beam supporting a bridge" (Modern French gîte), noun use of fem. past participle of gesir "to lie," from Latin iacere "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of wooden beam on which boards "lie down."