binding piece

binding piece

A piece of lumber which is nailed between two opposite beams or joists to prevent lateral deflection; a straining beam.
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The two parties can compromise over the other elements [of CPA] but not in the conduct of the referendum because it is the only binding piece of hope left with the people of South Sudan," he said.
In addition, the company manufactures and markets various other tread designs and related products such as a walking tread design (VersaMats) that is less aggressive than the standard design, outrigger pads created by cutting and binding pieces of a full mat, linkages (Turn-A-Links) for connecting multiple sheets, and custom tools (Handi-Hooks) which can be used to maneuver the mats.