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[string-pees] /ˈstrɪŋˌpis/
a long, usually horizontal piece of timber, beam, etc., for strengthening, connecting, or supporting a framework.
Origin of stringpiece
First recorded in 1780-90; string + piece Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We run alongside the wharf just as Booth Hank climbed over the stringpiece.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Doubtless that was the time the Bradys saw him bending over the stringpiece.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew Francis Worcester Doughty
  • They went on the stringpiece then, making as little noise as possible.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew Francis Worcester Doughty
  • The distance was seven or eight feet, but she cleared it and landed on the stringpiece.

  • We run alongside the wharf jest as Booth Hank climbed over the stringpiece.

  • The starboard quarter grated against the piling, and the open stern windows overhung the stringpiece for a moment.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • There was the usual crowd of loafers waiting for the boat—all perched along the stringpiece of the wharf.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • By the time Captain Briggs, followed by the faithful Ruddy, reached the stringpiece of the wharf, the schooner was already close.


    George Allan England
  • He clambered over the stringpiece, right at the heels of his impatient but grateful passenger.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The Kanaka woman danced to the stringpiece and whistled distress signals.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for stringpiece


a long horizontal timber beam used to strengthen or support a framework
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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