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
The kettle to the top was hoist, And there stood fastened to a joist; But with the upside down, to show Its inclination for below.The Battle of the Books|Jonathan Swift
A blocking piece slipped between the braces carries the end of the joist for the floor slab centers.
Inside, Wilson had risen to his feet, armed with a short piece of the joist, his lips drawn back so tight as to reveal his teeth.The Web of the Golden Spider|Frederick Orin Bartlett
A roar of applause shook every board and joist of the building.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne
Substituting the value of I in formula we can readily estimate the size of joist or thickness of plank to use.