girder


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gird·er

 (gûr′dər)
n.
A beam, as of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as a main horizontal support in a building or bridge.

girder

(ˈɡɜːdə)
n
1. (Building) a large beam, esp one made of steel, used in the construction of bridges, buildings, etc
2. (Botany) botany the structure composed of tissue providing mechanical support for a stem or leaf

gird•er

(ˈgɜr dər)

n.
1. a large beam, as of steel, reinforced concrete, or timber, for supporting masonry, joists, purlins, etc.
2. a principal beam of wood, steel, etc., supporting the ends of joists.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.girder - a beam made usually of steelgirder - a beam made usually of steel; a main support in a structure
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
I-beam - girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'
Translations
عارِضَه في جِسْر
nosník
bærebjælkedrager
burîarbiti
santvara
baļķisfermasija
kirişputrel

girder

[ˈgɜːdəʳ] Nviga f

girder

[ˈgɜːrr] npoutre f

girder

nTräger m

girder

[ˈgɜːdəʳ] ntrave f

girder

(ˈgəːdə) noun
a large beam of steel etc, eg to support a road or bridge. The girders of the bridge have collapsed.
References in classic literature ?
In the rearing of skyscrapers, it is now usual to have a temporary wire strung vertically, so that the architect may stand on the ground and confer with a foreman who sits astride of a naked girder three hundred feet up in the air.
It seemed to make an extraordinary noise, too -- to give heavy thumps as though it had been as big as a bridge girder. This was remarkable enough for him to notice while he was flung from port to starboard and back again, and clawing desperately the smooth sides of the bunker in the endeavour to stop himself.
So he gave his hand to Burge on that bargain, and went home with his mind full of happy visions, in which (my refined reader will perhaps be shocked when I say it) the image of Hetty hovered, and smiled over plans for seasoning timber at a trifling expense, calculations as to the cheapening of bricks per thousand by water-carriage, and a favourite scheme for the strengthening of roofs and walls with a peculiar form of iron girder. What then?
'This is the work of devils!' said the lama, recoiling from the hollow echoing darkness, the glimmer of rails between the masonry platforms, and the maze of girders above.
A shiny barrel glittered for a minute in the moonlight on the girders. The Mugger was lying on the sand-bar as still as his own shadow, his fore-feet spread out a little, his head dropped between them, snoring like a--mugger.
It was very, very lofty; so lofty that the banners depending from the arched beams and girders away up there floated in a sort of twilight; there was a stone-railed gallery at each end, high up, with musicians in the one, and women, clothed in stunning colors, in the other.
Iron clamps and girders, fire-proof from top to bottom; mechanical lifts for the housemaids, with all their brushes and brooms; everything that heart could desire.
Maximum bending moments (left) and stresses (right) in the middle of the span of the stiffening girder and the cable under the action of symmetrical loading ([gamma] = 1)
Such attempts are made by (Bazi, Hajj, and Itani 2005; Gheitasi and Harris 2015), (Kim, Kim, and Park 2013), and (Sennah and Kennedy 1999; Seo, Phares, and Wipf 2014) who have used the loading configuration recommended by (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2010), AASHTO, to determine the design equations for distribution factors of bending moment and shear force of composite box girder bridges.
These brackets were fixed to both sides of the girder web, and each of them included one steel plate of 16 mm thick welded with one-tapered steel stiffeners of the same thickness.
Cranes in which there is a girder in the form of an I-beam are widely used in industry due to their small size, their weight and the ensuing price.
During prestressed concrete girder construction, the stress of the girder will suddenly change owing to post-tensioning.