Binding beam
Binding Bind"ing, a. That binds; obligatory. [1913 Webster]

{Binding beam} (Arch.), the main timber in double flooring.

{Binding joist} (Arch.), the secondary timber in double-framed flooring. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Obligatory; restraining; restrictive; stringent; astringent; costive; styptic. [1913 Webster]


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  • Binding joist — Binding Bind ing, a. That binds; obligatory. [1913 Webster] {Binding beam} (Arch.), the main timber in double flooring. {Binding joist} (Arch.), the secondary timber in double framed flooring. [1913 Webster] Syn: Obligatory; restraining;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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