Definition of joist
: any of the small timbers or metal beams ranged parallel from wall to wall in a structure to support a floor or ceiling
Recent Examples of joist from the Web
Signs that roof joists were failing at the club in the 600 block of Florida Avenue NW, caused patrons to move away from the affected area, said Vito Maggiolo, spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services department.
In the kitchen, the ceiling consists of the floor joists of the master bedroom upstairs.
Heavy wooden joists give many of the rooms an original feel, but the decor and ambiance are very much modern and sleek.
Handwritten notes indicate where the images were meant to be arranged along the walls, and the blueprints from Schoen’s office have minute details of joists and wiring.
Using an expert, even for jobs that take advantage of existing wiring, ensures the fan will be properly balanced, secured to the ceiling joists and wired safely.
According to a press release from the city, the floor of the building was built on a joist system constructed in 1888, which left the soil below relatively intact.
Deepscan identifies floor joists through material up to 1.5 inches thick and rebar in concrete up to 3 inches deep.
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JOIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of joist for English Language Learners
: a strong, heavy board that supports a floor or ceiling
JOIST Defined for Kids
Definition of joist for Students
: any of the small timbers or metal beams laid crosswise in a building to support a floor or ceiling
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