- giraud, henri honoré,
- giraudoux, jean,
- gird one's loins,
- girdle anesthesia,
- girdle sensation,
- girdle traverse,
- girdle-tailed lizard
Origin of girder
Examples from the Web for girder
It had not been that way in Hawaii, for there already the grip of the girder has made rigid the life of nature and the people.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
The girder forms, Fig. 227, rested on the column forms and on intermediate posts half-way between columns.
It is well also to give the girder molds a camber or to crown them to allow for settling of the falsework.
The gap between them is bridged by a third girder of bow shape, which is stiff enough in itself to need no central support.The Romance of Modern Mechanism|Archibald Williams
Would he hang a floor slab on a few rods which project from the bottom of a girder?Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design|Edward Godfrey
"main supporting beam that carries flooring," 1610s, agent noun from gird, on notion of something that "holds up" something else. Used of iron bridge supports from 1853.