from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any form of rolled iron having a cross-section resembling the letter I.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'


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  • As you can imagine, there's so much debris, concrete, big pieces of metal, those big i-beam structures that were the trusses for the bridge, and a lot of reinforcing rod.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2007

  • This is structural steel, a foot by about six inch i-beam construction building that is just in a shambles here that was effaced with brick.

    CNN Transcript May 6, 2007

  • Now it is being developed by i-beam design for use as inexpensive and efficient low-cost housing not only for people displaced by natural disasters but also as a solution for affordable pre-fab housing.


  • I could see cable stays and i-beam struts rising to the city's umbrella roof.

    Bow. James Bow.

  • But still, maybe he'll get a day job, for the ESPN cameras or whatever, and then a million-pound iron i-beam will fall on his skull, the end.

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  • After that slab was put into place, inspectors found a crack in an i-beam of another section of the bridge. - Local News

  • Maybe Plus isn't the problem - nor is any of the above? occasionally the cursor has been like a writing app cursor, an i-beam and not an arrow on some sites.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • At 13 minutes into the blaze, the area in the middle of the i-beam had burned away leaving just the bottom piece of the beam to support the weight above. - Local News

  • -3.75 "scat 9000 series crank with external balance, scat 5.7" 5140 forged i-beam rods, forged dome +4cc pistons with file fit rings



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