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  • n. Plural form of girder.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The towering tangle of iron girders is in fact the framework for what will soon turn into a temple for Mexico's national sport -- la charrería.

    Famed Singer Bankrolls State-of-the-art Arena For Charreria Championship

  • Some of the girders from the World Trade Center, another brawny symbol of U.S. economic strength that also happens to be owned by the Port Authority, have come to rest here.

    The Futility of "Homeland Defense"

  • The reason why wooden props are still generally preferred to iron girders is that a wooden prop which is about to collapse gives warning by creaking, whereas a girder flies out un-expectedly.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Anna blinked, then smiled, hoping that her visualization of the hall and the idea of girders or I-beams or whatever they were would suffice over the years ahead, but she couldn't afford anything that verged on Darksong, not the way she felt.

    Darksong Rising

  • The living room rug was frequently littered with hundreds of metal "girders" and tiny nuts and bolts surrounding half-finished structures.

    Steven Chu - Autobiography

  • I came to the great shed of glass and girders which is the station, the night being perfectly soundless, moonless, starless, and the hour about eleven.

    The Purple Cloud

  • But laying concrete and raising girders employs a lot of people, especially the way those tasks are done in China, so this will be an option for some of the migrant workers now being sent home from factories.

    China's Way Forward

  • The gym is a heap of collapsed girders and trusses.

    Rebuilding will take years, millions <emdash/> and patience

  • I was underneath a jetty, and there were steel girders.

    Henry’s Demons

  • I run through the night after him the girls give me garlic the girls all pray for me and I pray with the words from the spray-painted walls and the girders that shake on the El and I pray:

    Williamsburg Poem


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