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I-beam

[ ahy-beem ]
/ ˈaɪˌbim /
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noun

a rolled or extruded metal beam having a cross section resembling an I.Compare H-beam.

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Also called I-bar [ahy-bahr] /ˈaɪˌbɑr/ .

Origin of I-beam

First recorded in 1890–95
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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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