Trimming joist
Trimming Trim"ming, a. from {Trim}, v. [1913 Webster]

The Whigs are, essentially, an inefficient, trimming, halfway sort of a party. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster]

{Trimming joist} (Arch.), a joist into which timber trimmers are framed; a header. See {Header}. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • trimming joist — noun : a joist into which timber trimmers are framed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trimming — Trim ming, a. from {Trim}, v. [1913 Webster] The Whigs are, essentially, an inefficient, trimming, halfway sort of a party. Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] {Trimming joist} (Arch.), a joist into which timber trimmers are framed; a header. See {Header}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • trimmer joist — noun joist that receives the end of a header in floor or roof framing in order to leave an opening for a staircase or chimney etc. • Syn: ↑trimmer • Hypernyms: ↑joist * * * noun : trimming joist …   Useful english dictionary

  • trimmer — trimmer1 /trim euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that trims. 2. a tool or machine for trimming, clipping, paring, or pruning. 3. a machine for trimming lumber. 4. Building Trades. a. a joist or rafter supporting one of the ends of a header at the… …   Universalium

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