Flitch beam


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flitch beam

[′flich ‚bēm]
(building construction)

Flitch beam

A built-up beam formed by two wood members with a metal plate sandwiched in between, and bolted together for additional strength.

flitch beam, flitch girder, sandwich beam

flitch beam
A beam built up of structural timbers which are bolted together with a steel plate sandwiched between them.