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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Beam used to support floors or roofs.

Usage examples (37)
  • (I recommend digging a earth around where a joist is to be hammered in initial to loosen it) 11.)
  • According to my informant, a 'joist' is a horizontal structure in a floor or ceiling; a vertical structure in a wall is called a 'stud.'
  • There was a heavy bag hanging from a ceiling joist.
  • But the single ceiling joist was all that came down. for more
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