Part of speech: noun

A principal horizontal beam.

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Usage examples "girder":

  1. I clambered along a girder, off which my heels scaled the rust in long flakes, and thrust my head through one of the great empty windows to take in the view. - "Foe-Farrell", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. Morey, will you cut the rope in three equal pieces while I help Wade tear loose that girder? - "The Black Star Passes", John W Campbell.
  3. The Boyne was bridged, and everything that has since happened has but added a new stay or girder to the strength of the bridge. - "The Open Secret of Ireland", T. M. Kettle.