eyebar

[ ahy-bahr ]
/ ˈaɪˌbɑr /

noun Civil Engineering.

a tension member, used especially in bridge and roof trusses, having the form of a metal bar enlarged at each end to include an eye.

Origin of eyebar

First recorded in 1885–90; eye + bar1
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