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bearer

[′ber·ər]
(civil engineering)
Any horizontal beam, joist, or member which supports a load.
(graphic arts)
In photoengraving, the metal left on a plate to protect the printing surface while molding.
In composition, one of the type-high slugs locked inside a chase to protect the printing surface.
In printing presses, one of the surface-to-surface ends of cylinders that come in contact.

bearer

1. Any horizontal beam, joist, or member which supports a load.
2. A support for a landing or winder in a stair.
3. The ribbon board in balloon framing, which supports second-floor joists.
4. A horizontal member of a scaffold upon which the platform rests and which may be supported by ledgers.
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The association office bearers said that if quota for Islamabad was not separated, there would be flour paucity in the future as there is much population and consumption of flour in Rawalpindi compared to population in Islamabad capital Territory (ICT).
In a message of felicitation to the newly-elected office bearers, released to the media here Tuesday evening, Rao described the institution of free press as the pillar and strength of every civilized institution.
He said the winning of newly elected office bearers proved the fact that the journalist's fraternity had reposed confidence over their abilities.
The Poudel faction is demanding the post of joint-general secretary, but Deuba is not likely to offer the post fearing that he will lose majority of the office bearers, as Dr Shashank Koirala and Sita Devi Yadav were elected general secretary and treasurer in the general convention.
In a bold move, CoA had decided to virtually clipped the wings of three principal BCCI office bearers comprising CK Khanna (acting BCCI president), Amitabh Choudhary (acting BCCI secretary) and Anirudh Chaudhry (BCCI treasurer), thus barring them from convening any meetings including working committee or selection meetings, or conduct any travel without getting prior consent.
Some kavadi bearers will start their journey from other temples all around the island and slowly walk their way to the Hilltop temple.
It was decided that a state office bearer and another leader will prepare the list of former state and district office bearers who will attend the meeting.
| The city of Coventry standard bearers have been officially con-firmed by the Lord Mayor of the city and is recognised by the Lord Mayor's office.
THE courageous work of stretcher bearers deserves just as much recognition as the soldiers who fought in World War One.
The term of office of the currently serving City of Windhoek office bearers will end on 01 December 2013.
All the pall bearers come from units that played notable roles in the Falklands conflict.
The newly formed Committee elected the Office Bearers of FERG in their meeting held on 26th January 2013.