A structural member used to transfer a lateral load across a building to some part of the vertical structural system.
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A special type of rib to replace compression strut in the wings. Such a rib has strong cap strips and webs designed to withstand compressive loads. Also called drag strut, wing butt, and bulkhead rib.
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