stringpiece
noun Date: 1786 the heavy squared timber lying along the top of the piles forming a dock front or timber pier

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  • Stringpiece — String piece , n. (Arch.) (a) A long piece of timber, forming a margin or edge of any piece of construction; esp.: (b) One of the longitudinal pieces, supporting the treads and rises of a flight or run of stairs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stringpiece — [strin′pēs΄] n. a long, horizontal timber for supporting a framework, as at the edge of a floor …   English World dictionary

  • stringpiece — /string pees /, n. a long, usually horizontal piece of timber, beam, etc., for strengthening, connecting, or supporting a framework. [1780 90; STRING + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • stringpiece — noun a long piece supporting and connecting the parts of a wooden framework …   English new terms dictionary

  • stringpiece — /ˈstrɪŋpis/ (say stringpees) noun a long piece of timber or the like (especially a horizontal one) in a framework or structure, as for strengthening the structure or connecting or supporting parts …   Australian English dictionary

  • stringpiece — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a long piece of heavy timber usually used horizontally in a construction: as a. : the heavy squared timber lying along the top of the piles forming a dock front or timber pier b. : a temporary horizontal timber used in shoring… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hollow — Hol low, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow, hole. Cf. {Hole}.] 1. Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow newel — Hollow Hol low, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow, hole. Cf. {Hole}.] 1. Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow quoin — Hollow Hol low, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow, hole. Cf. {Hole}.] 1. Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hollow root — Hollow Hol low, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow, hole. Cf. {Hole}.] 1. Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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