a long, usually horizontal piece of timber, beam, etc., for strengthening, connecting, or supporting a framework.

1780–90; string + piece Unabridged
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stringpiece (ˈstrɪŋˌpiːs)
a long horizontal timber beam used to strengthen or support a framework

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Example sentences
All was quiet at the bridge, nobody was dangling from the stringpiece and no sinister forms were lurking in the shadows.
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