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stringpiece

[string-pees]
noun
  1. a long, usually horizontal piece of timber, beam, etc., for strengthening, connecting, or supporting a framework.
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Origin of stringpiece

First recorded in 1780–90; string + piece
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Examples from the Web for stringpiece

Historical Examples of stringpiece

  • We run alongside the wharf just as Booth Hank climbed over the stringpiece.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Doubtless that was the time the Bradys saw him bending over the stringpiece.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew

    Francis Worcester Doughty

  • They went on the stringpiece then, making as little noise as possible.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew

    Francis Worcester Doughty

  • The distance was seven or eight feet, but she cleared it and landed on the stringpiece.

  • We run alongside the wharf jest as Booth Hank climbed over the stringpiece.


British Dictionary definitions for stringpiece

stringpiece

noun
  1. a long horizontal timber beam used to strengthen or support a framework
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