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flitch beam[′flich ‚bēm]
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A built-up beam formed by two wood members with a metal plate sandwiched in between, and bolted together for additional strength.
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flitch beam, flitch girder, sandwich beam
A beam built up of structural timbers which are bolted together with a steel plate sandwiched between them.
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