stringpiece


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stringpiece

(ˈstrɪŋˌpiːs)
n
(Architecture) a long horizontal timber beam used to strengthen or support a framework
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that was short when it was unloaded upon the stringpiece controlled by the National Port Authority of Liberia).
Bolzer and the choleric and angry-eyed Alec Severn, who, while the Salamander was being made fast, stepped on the stringpiece.
But when she had dropped from the wharf's stringpiece to the deck of the tug she stopped abruptly and stared.