Definition of Girder

1. Noun. A beam made usually of steel; a main support in a structure.

Generic synonyms: Beam
Specialized synonyms: I-beam



Definition of Girder

1. n. One who girds; a satirist.

2. n. One who, or that which, girds.

Definition of Girder

1. Noun. A beam of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as a main horizontal support in a building or structure ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Girder

1. a horizontal support [n -S]

Medical Definition of Girder

1. 1. One who, or that which, girds. 2. 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. Bowstring girder, Box girder, etc. See Bowstring, Box, etc. Girder bridge. See 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. Sandwich girder, a girder consisting of two parallel wooden beams, between which is an iron plate, the whole clamped together by iron bolts. Origin: From Gird to encircle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Girder

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1. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"girder. Expansion girder.—Any pi-dor one end of which is allowed to move. Fascia girder.—A longitudinal girder at the extreme edge of a structure so ..."

2. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1916)
"The deck Warren girder is often used in place of a deck plate girder for spans of from ... This span length requires a depth of girder of from 12 to 15 ft. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"girder Bridges.— The simplest form of a girder bridge consists of two timbers spanning an opening and supporting a plank floor. ..."

4. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Post and girder Cap Connections.—The bolster connections above discussed are ... Typical details of girder and post connections, using standard post-caps, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The stiffening girder, constructed chiefly of timber, was a box-shaped braced girder 18 ft. deep and 25 ft. wide, carrying the railway on top and a roadway ..."

6. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"Stresses in a Circular girder.—The circular girder supports the weight of the ... The load is uniformly distributed along the girder. ïe girder rests on or ..."

7. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"Stresses in a Circular girder. — The circular girder supports the weight of the tank, ... The load is uniformly distributed along the girder. The girder ..."

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