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. 2000.

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  • 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

  • bridging joist — noun : a joist resting on the binding joists and supporting the flooring …   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

  • 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

  • joist — joistless, adj. /joyst/, n. 1. any of a number of small, parallel beams of timber, steel, reinforced concrete, etc., for supporting floors, ceilings, or the like. v.t. 2. to furnish with or fix on joists. [1325 75; ME giste < OF < L *jacitum… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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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