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girder

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noun gird·er \ˈgər-dər\

Simple Definition of girder

  • : a strong beam used to build buildings, bridges, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of girder

  1. :  a horizontal main structural member (as in a building or bridge) that supports vertical loads and that consists of a single piece or of more than one piece bound together

Origin and Etymology of girder

1gird


First Known Use: 1611


GIRDER Defined for Kids

girder

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noun gird·er \ˈgər-dər\

Definition of girder for Students

  1. :  a horizontal main supporting beam <a girder of a bridge>




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