groundsill

[ ground-sil ]
/ ˈgraʊndˌsɪl /

noun

the lowermost sill of a framed structure, especially one lying close to the ground.

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Also groundsel.
Also called ground beam, ground plate .

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
/ (ˈɡraʊndˌsɪl) /

noun

another name for ground plate
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