What does the word beam mean?

Usage examples for beam

  1. He fixed his eyes on hers now, and the light in them first quivered, then grew steady as a beam. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. A feather- a breath- and the beam might be kicked against him. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  3. " There he is," said John, pointing to the tall figure, rigid, under the close- drawn white folds; " we found him here only an hour ago, hung from the beam." – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson