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torsel

[tawr-suh l] /ˈtɔr səl/
noun, Building Trades.
1.
a beam or slab of wood, stone, iron, etc., laid on a masonry wall to receive and distribute the weight from one end of a beam.
Origin
alteration of tassel
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