Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Joist

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6604

\ 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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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA