Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rod of steel or iron having a bulb or an enlargement at one or both ends, in which is a hole or eye, used in forming the members of a bridge or other structure.
- n. engineering, construction A straight bar, usually of metal, with a hole or "eye" at each end to allow it to be fixed to other components.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Engin.) A bar with an eye at one or both ends.
- eye + bar (Wiktionary)
“The pieces that failed Tuesday were parts of major repairs done last month after state inspectors discovered a crack in an "eyebar," an important structural beam.”
“The pieces that failed were parts of major repairs completed last month after state inspectors discovered a crack in an "eyebar," an important structural beam.”
“The management, he discovered, was well aware of the forthcoming East River bridge, knew all about his trip to Europe, and had already made up a sample eyebar for his personal inspection.”
“Below the underside of the anchor plate, through the nine eyes of each row, all matched in position as one, big steel pins were inserted and drawn up against the plate, fitting into semicylindrical grooves, and thereby forming the first link, a double-tiered link, of a gigantic double-tiered eyebar chain that extended up through the masonry in a gradual arc until it surfaced on top.”
“Anchor plates dimensions of eyebar chains in specifications for”
“The National Transportation Safety Board determined a design flaw in an eyebar used to support the bridge led to the collapse.”
“(11/24/2009) Bay Bridge officials say they have a plan in place to prevent future eyebar cracks on the eastern span.”
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