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Definition of Joist

Joist

  1. A piece of timber laid horizontally, or nearly so, to which the planks of the floor, or the laths or furring strips of a ceiling, are nailed; -- called, according to its position or use, binding joist, bridging joist, ceiling joist, trimming joist, etc. See Illust. of Double-framed floor, under Double, a.
  2. To fit or furnish with joists.

Joist Translations

joist in German is Balken
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