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string +‎ piece


stringpiece (plural stringpieces)

  1. (architecture) A long piece of timber, forming a margin or edge of any piece of construction; especially one of the longitudinal pieces supporting a flight or run of stairs.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 stringpiece in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)