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|Noun||1.||structural member - support that is a constituent part of any structure or building|
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
plate - structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
riser - structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step
sill - structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
tread - structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step