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  • n. One of the joists which rest one end on the wall and the other on a girder.
  • n. The space between a wall and the nearest girder of a floor.
  • n. The part of a canal lock below the lower gates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the joists which rest one end on the wall and the other on a girder; also, the space between a wall and the nearest girder of a floor. Cf. case-bay.
  • n. The part of a canal lock below the lower gates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a canal-lock, the space between the tail-gates and the lower pond.
  • n. In a framed floor, one of the spaces between a girder and the wall.

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