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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

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Joist

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\ jóist\ n [ME joiste, fr. MF giste, fr. (assumed) VL jacitum, fr. L jacēre] (15c) A small rectangular sectional member arranged parallel from wall to wall in a building, or resting on beams or girders. They support a floor or the laths or furring strips of a ceiling.

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