binding joist
Joist Joist (joist), n. [OE. giste, OF. giste, F. g[^i]te, fr. gesir to lie, F. g['e]sir. See {Gist}.] (Arch.) 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. [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

  • binding joist — noun : a joist framed into the girders of a double framed floor to support the bridging joists …   Useful english dictionary

  • Joist — (joist), n. [OE. giste, OF. giste, F. g[^i]te, fr. gesir to lie, F. g[ e]sir. See {Gist}.] (Arch.) 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joist — 1. noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • bridging joist — Joist Joist (joist), n. [OE. giste, OF. giste, F. g[^i]te, fr. gesir to lie, F. g[ e]sir. See {Gist}.] (Arch.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ceiling joist — Joist Joist (joist), n. [OE. giste, OF. giste, F. g[^i]te, fr. gesir to lie, F. g[ e]sir. See {Gist}.] (Arch.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trimming joist — Joist Joist (joist), n. [OE. giste, OF. giste, F. g[^i]te, fr. gesir to lie, F. g[ e]sir. See {Gist}.] (Arch.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridging joist — Bridgeing Bridge ing, n. (Arch.) The system of bracing used between floor or other timbers to distribute the weight. [1913 Webster] {Bridging joist}. Same as {Binding joist}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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