[ ahy-bahr ]
/ ˈaɪˌbɑr /
an I-beam used for structural support, as in buildings or bridges.
I vs. MeIs it “my friends and I,” or “my friends and me?” I is a subject pronoun, and me is an object pronoun. This means I can be used as the subject of a sentence, and me can only be used as the object of one. I can perform an action, while me can only have actions performed upon it. Subject vs. Object Pronouns A subject …
Origin of I-bar
First recorded in 1885–90
Definition for i-bar (2 of 2)
[ ahy-beem ]
/ ˈaɪˌbim /
a rolled or extruded metal beam having a cross section resembling an I.Compare H-beam.
Origin of I-beam
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called I-bar [ahy-bahr] /ˈaɪˌbɑr/.
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British Dictionary definitions for i-bar
a rolled steel joist or a girder with a cross section in the form of a capital letter ICompare H-beam
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