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bowstring girder


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an arched beam strengthened by a tie connecting its two ends.
  • n. etc. See under Bowstring, Box, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cast- or wrought-iron or built-up girder, having a tie-rod that forms an integral part of it: much used in store-fronts, etc. See bowstring-bridge.


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