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Alteration of girth (“belt, circumference, brace”)
girt (plural girts)
- A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
2013, Rob Roy, “Basic Timber Frame Structure”, in Timber Framing for the Rest of Us: A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction, Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, ISBN 978-1-55092-421-3:
- There are various ways of tying rafters to sidewalls, and the choices may vary depending on roof pitch. One of the most common is the use of “birdsmouths” cut into the rafter. A notch is cut into the rafter so that the rafter bears down flat upon the doubled top plate of stick framing, or upon the girt in heavy timber framing.
- simple past tense and past participle of
girt (not comparable)
- (nautical) Bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.