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.
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.
It seemed to make an extraordinary noise, too -- to give heavy thumps as though it had been as big as a bridge girder.
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.
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.
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.
Review of recent WisDOT in-service prestressed concrete girder bridges that have been damaged to assess the nature of these issues.
It is believed he may have been attempting to wrap lifting chains around one girder.
He said he didn't notice what happened to the boys who had been coming towards him but the three down below began throwing stones "up towards the girder where I was standing".
Initial girder erection work proceeded without having to close any 1-90 lanes, a convenience cranes staged on the existing bridge would not have afforded.
In consultation with the chief traffic officer (CTO), it was decided that girder launching will be done between 8:00 pm to 7:00 am.