joist

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Old French giste, feminine of gist, the past participle of gesir (to lie down).

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joist (plural joists)

  1. 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.

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joist (third-person singular simple present joists, present participle joisting, simple past and past participle joisted)

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

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