Definition of I-beam

1. Noun. Girder having a cross section resembling the letter 'I'.

Generic synonyms: Girder



Definition of I-beam

1. Noun. (engineering) A beam shaped like a capital letter I (with serifs top and bottom), used in construction. ¹

2. Noun. (computing graphical user interface) A cursor shaped like the letter I, usually indicating the presence of editable text. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of I-beam

I'mn't
I's
I'se
I've
I've been robbed
I've been shot
I've burned myself
I've got your nose
I've lost my keys
I've never heard it called that before
I'ven't
I-HAWK
I-TEVII endonuclease
I-TEVI endonuclease
I-beam
I-beams
I-cell
I-cell disease
I-frame
I-frames
I-spin
I-spy
I.D.
I.Q.
I.W.W.
I. A. Richards
I. F. Stone
I. M. Pei
I/O

Literary usage of I-beam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1918)
"The I-Beam could have been selected directly from the moment making use of these values ... If the I-Beam is not supported to prevent lateral deflection the ..."

2. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"The I-Beam could have been selected directly from the moment making use of these values ... If the I-Beam is not supported to prevent lateral deflection the ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"In 1853 the rolled i-beam of wrought iron began to l>e made in Europe, and a year later its manufacture was begun in Amer ica. In 1885 steel i-beams began ..."

4. Foundations of Bridges and Buildings by Henry Sylvester Jacoby, Roland Parker Davis (1914)
"For very heavy loads built-up girders are often used in place of i-beams. ART. 152. CONSTRUCTION or i-beam GRILLAGES In the construction of i-beam grillages ..."

5. Foundations of Bridges and Buildings by Henry Sylvester Jacoby, Roland Parker Davis (1914)
"CONSTRUCTION or i-beam GRILLAGES In the construction of i-beam grillages two or more tiers used, the exact number depending on the desired spread of Each ..."

6. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"Examples of i-beam Girders.—Details of i-beam girders are shown in Fig. 2 and Fig. 3. Details of a channel when used as a girder are shown in Fig. 2. ..."

7. The Architects' and Builders' Handbook: Data for Architects, Structural by Frank Eugene Kidder (1921)
"Зв. Wooden Beam Framed to I Beam Beam with Wooden Cleat with Shelf-angle Fig. 37. Wooden Beam Framed to I Fig. 38. Wooden Beam Framed to I Beam Beam with ..."

8. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"i-beam.—Fig. 122 shows the S-polygon for a 10-in. 25-lb. i-beam. As the circumscribing polygon foi the i-beam is a rectangle, the methods of calculation are ..."

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