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groundsill

[ground-sil]
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noun
  1. the lowermost sill of a framed structure, especially one lying close to the ground.
Also groundsel.

Origin of groundsill

First recorded in 1400–50, groundsill is from the late Middle English word grownsel. See ground1, sill
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British Dictionary definitions for groundsill

groundsill

noun
  1. another name for ground plate
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