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open-web

[o-puh n-web]
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adjective (of a metal joist or girder)
  1. having a web of zigzag or crisscross lacing.

Origin of open-web

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for open-web

Historical Examples

  • By an open-web girder, the speaker means a girder which has a lower and upper chord connected by verticals.

    Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design

    Edward Godfrey


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