Bowstring girder
Girder Gird"er, n. [From {Gird} to encircle.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, girds. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch. & Engin.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence, a framed or built-up member discharging the same office, technically called a compound girder. See Illusts. of {Frame}, and {Doubleframed floor}, under {Double}. [1913 Webster]

{Bowstring girder}, {Box girder}, etc. See under {Bowstring}, {Box}, etc.

{Girder bridge}. See under {Bridge}.

{Lattice girder}, a girder consisting of longitudinal bars united by diagonal crossing bars.

{Half-lattice girder}, a girder consisting of horizontal upper and lower bars connected by a series of diagonal bars sloping alternately in opposite directions so as to divide the space between the bars into a series of triangles. --Knight.

{Sandwich girder}, a girder consisting of two parallel wooden beams, between which is an iron plate, the whole clamped together by iron bolts. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bowstring girder — Bowstring Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowstring girder — noun see bowstring beam * * * bowstring truss or bowstring girder, a truss in which a curved beam is held together by a horizontal tie attached to the ends of the beam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Girder — Gird er, n. [From {Gird} to encircle.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, girds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch. & Engin.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Girder bridge — Girder Gird er, n. [From {Gird} to encircle.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, girds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch. & Engin.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowstring — Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is resisted by a tie …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowstring bridge — Bowstring Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowstring hemp — Bowstring Bow string , n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] {Bowstring bridge}, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowstring beam — noun or bowstring girder or bowstring truss : a beam or girder consisting of an arched beam strengthened by a tie connecting its two ends …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowstring truss — noun see bowstring beam * * * a structural truss consisting of a curved top chord meeting a bottom chord at each end. * * * bowstring truss or bowstring girder, a truss in which a curved beam is held together by a horizontal tie attached to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Box girder — Girder Gird er, n. [From {Gird} to encircle.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, girds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch. & Engin.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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