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bent

1
Civil engineering a framework placed across a structure to stiffen it

bent

2
1. short for bent grass
2. a stalk of bent grass
3. Archaic any stiff grass or sedge

Bent

A framework, which is transverse to the length of a framed structure; usually designed to carry both a lateral and a vertical load.

bent

[bent]
(civil engineering)
A framework support transverse to the length of a structure.

bent

1. Same as bent frame.
2. A rhizomatous grass, used where a resilient velvety texture is required.