Definition of Joist

1. Noun. Beam used to support floors or roofs.

Generic synonyms: Beam
Specialized synonyms: Floor Joist, Trimmer, Trimmer Joist



Definition of Joist

1. n. 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 joist, etc. See Illust. of Double-framed floor, under Double, a.

2. v. t. To fit or furnish with joists.

Definition of 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 joist, etc. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To fit or furnish with joists. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Joist

1. to support with horizontal beams [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joist

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joints of superior limb girdle
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jointweeds
jointworm
jointworms
joist (current term)
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jojoba
jojoba ester
jojoba esters
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joke book
joke books

Literary usage of Joist

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

1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"This type of framing is to be condemned on account of the serious weakening of both joist and girder. 1226. joist Hangers.—The most satisfactory manner of ..."

2. The Book of Prices of the House Carpenters and Joiners of the City of by Louis H. Shally (1844)
"If joist are hemlock, oak, or other hard wood, add % to the price of joist. If joist are further than 16 inches a.part, and up to 2 feet apart, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"X 2 in., fixed diagonally between each joist in continuous rows, ... The size of every common bearing floor joist up to 3 ft. long in dear shall be 3 in. ..."

4. The American Arithmetic: Adapted to the Currency of the United States : to by Oliver Welch (1812)
"What Ь the superficial area, or board measure of a joist, that is 2O feet long 4 wide, and 3 thick ? 20ft. O'XO ft. 4'=6T8*ft.X3' thick equal 20ft. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry and Building: A General Reference Work by American School (Chicago, Ill.), American Technical Society (1909)
"Connection of joist to Sill. joist Connections. joists are also " gained " into the sill as shown in Fig. 56, in which case a mortise is cut in the sill and ..."

6. Carpentry and Building (1905)
"J. floor joist 2x7 inches, the plates 4x6 inches and the ceiling joist 2x7 Inches. The outside frame of the house is covered with %-iuch hemlock sheathing, ..."

7. Farm Buildings: A Compilation of Plans for General Farm Barns, Cattle Barns by Sanders Publishing Co. (Chicago, Sanders Publishing Co. (Chicago) (1911)
"Joseph E. Wing thus describes the joist frame: I have for many years studied the ... WING'S joist FRAME FOR BARNS. My progress has been a steady evolution ..."

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