from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steel joist or girder with short flanges and a cross section formed like the letter I.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A beam shaped like a capital letter I (with serifs top and bottom), used in construction.
- n. A cursor shaped like the letter I, usually indicating the presence of editable text.
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A rusted I-beam began to shift loose under the force of water on the flat roof, ripped down in a wash of water and wings.
The I-beam fragment crashed into the catwalk, severing it and sending it smashing into the debris field.
Mr. Adjmi's design nods to that manufacturing past not just by preserving the grit of the old façade, but also through the use of the exposed I-beam as the primary means of expression.
In 1992, during a gap in the committee's existence, a statue called "The Pennsylvania Worker" was put up in the mansion's front yard — a big bronze lug of a steelworker lifting an I-beam.
"Old Buddy (For Rosko)" (1993-95), two large verticals linked by a heavy I-beam, mirrors the expanse of the waterways' bridges and that of the nearby trapeze safety net.
I am trying to lift my house on a I-beam frame, where can i get proper calculations as to what the span is?
A dead tree hung from the gallery's I-beam ceiling is partly carved to resemble a balustrade.
As soon as the ceremony concluded, crowds rushed the I-beam from one of the World Trade Center towers to get a closer look and touch a piece of history.
There an I-beam seesaws hesitatingly before sliding to its resting place.
But when they got the 2½-foot-long, 120-pound piece of I-beam encased in concrete flooring, he said, they decided to keep it encased in glass in the headquarters lobby instead.
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