from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A short piece of timber used in roofing, and in timber-framing generally, to bind upright posts together.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Arch.) In any framed work, a horizontal tie other than sill and plate or other principal ties, securing uprights to one another.
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- noun construction, architecture In any framed work, a
horizontal tieother than silland plateor other principal ties, securing uprightsto one another.
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inter- + tie
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