noun gird·er \ˈgər-dər\

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

Full Definition of GIRDER

:  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 of GIRDER

First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with GIRDER

GIRDER Defined for Kids


noun gird·er \ˈgər-dər\

Definition of GIRDER for Kids

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