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ground·sill

 (ground′sĭl′) also ground·sel (ground′səl, groun′-)
n.
The horizontal timber nearest the ground in the frame of a building.

groundsill

(ˈɡraʊndˌsɪl)
n
(Building) another name for ground plate

ground•sill

(ˈgraʊndˌsɪl)

also groundsel



n.
the lowermost sill of a framed structure, esp. one lying close to the ground.
[1400–50]
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