I-bar

[ ahy-bahr ]
/ ˈaɪˌbɑr /

noun

an I-beam used for structural support, as in buildings or bridges.

Origin of I-bar

First recorded in 1885–90

Definition for i-bar (2 of 2)

I-beam

[ ahy-beem ]
/ ˈaɪˌbim /

noun

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

I-beam


noun

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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