groundsill

[ground-sil]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. groundsel,
  2. groundsel tree,
  3. groundshare,
  4. groundsheet,
  5. groundside,
  6. groundskeeper,
  7. groundsman,
  8. groundspeed,
  9. groundswell,
  10. groundwater

Also groundsel.

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

noun

another name for ground plate
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