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1. The top railing of a fence or balustrade.
2. A narrow horizontal board attached to a row of studs to support the ends of floor or ceiling joists. Also called ribbon.
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1. (Building) a timber board forming the top rail of a fence or balustrade
2. (Building) Also called: ribbon strip a timber board fixed horizontally to studding to support floor joists
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