stringpiece

[string-pees]
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noun

a long, usually horizontal piece of timber, beam, etc., for strengthening, connecting, or supporting a framework.

Origin of stringpiece

First recorded in 1780–90; string + piece
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stringpiece

noun

a long horizontal timber beam used to strengthen or support a framework
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