verb (used with object)
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Origin of joist
OTHER WORDS FROM joistjoistless, adjective
Words nearby joist
Example sentences from the Web for joist
In the middle of this broad and fantastically carved joist there was an old painting representing a cat playing rackets.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac
Two small forks or bucks-horns fastened to a joist are indispensable articles for the support of the rifle.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West|J. M. Peck
To all the woodwork round the prison doors they did the like, leaving not a joist or beam untouched.
They tied her hands, then hung her to the joist and lashed her with a cow hide.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
The farmer sat down upon a joist beside a vat in which a bundle of osiers were steeping, his face turned towards the farmhouse.Autumn Glory|Ren Bazin