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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joist  \Joist\,  n.  [OE.  giste,  OF  giste,  F.  g[^i]te,  fr  gesir 
  to  lie,  F.  g['e]sir.  See  {Gist}.]  (Arch.) 
  A  piece  of  timber  laid  horizontally,  or  nearly  so  to  which 
  the  planks  of  the  floor,  or  the  laths  or  furring  strips  of  a 
  ceiling,  are  nailed;  --  called  according  to  its  position  or 
  use  {binding  joist},  {bridging  joist},  {ceiling  joist}, 
  {trimming  joist},  etc  See  Illust.  of  {Double-framed  floor}, 
  under  {Double},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joist  \Joist\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Joisted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Joisting}.] 
  To  fit  or  furnish  with  joists.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joist 
  n  :  used  to  support  floors  or  roofs 




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