- (architecture) A strong flat bar of iron, bent so as to support, as in a stirrup, one end of a floor timber, etc. where no sufficient bearing can be had.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bridle iron in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)