verb (used with object)
Origin of joist
Examples 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.
British Dictionary definitions for joist
Word Origin for joist
Word Origin and History for joist
early 14c. (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French giste "beam supporting a bridge" (Modern French gîte), noun use of fem. past participle of gesir "to lie," from Latin iacere "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of wooden beam on which boards "lie down."