foot block

foot block

[′fu̇t ‚bläk]
(engineering)
Flat pieces of wood placed under props in tunneling to give a broad base and thus prevent the superincumbent weight from pressing the props down.

foot block

A mat of concrete, steel, or timbers used to distribute the load of a post or shore on the soil that supports it.
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Offaly led by 1-5 to 1-2 after the sides shared 13 wides in total in the first 35 minutes, while the home side were also handed a reprieve when Alan Mulhall appeared to deny Matt Fitzpatrick with a foot block but Liam Devenney waved away calls for a penalty.
A cubic foot of snow that weighs about 8 pounds becomes a 64-pound cubic foot block of ice, he said.
Clarke finished low into the bottom right corner with 15 minutes gone after Leitrim full-back John McKeon was penalised for a foot block as Conor Laverty tried to complete a good move, which included taking a return pass from Clarke.
More than 200 people attended a ceremony on Saturday to unveil the three foot by two foot block of granite with a Welsh slate plaque.
Not sure why because the weather was forecast not to be an issue; high thin cirrus and scattered clouds in the 20 to 30,000 foot block.
In 62 minutes Coyle became the home hero with a great foot block on Barry Donald's close range shot then watched as Abbot's drive from the rebound hit the bar.
But Albion should have been back in the game when on the stroke of half time Quinn's right foot block buster from ten yards was somehow parried away by Kelly and within seconds the Republic of Ireland keeper saw a shot from the same player fizz wide of his right hand post.
In the second 10 x 10 foot block in the next section, plant the same vegetables, but a month later.
2 Rector Street has approximately 90,000 square feet of available space, included within that a contiguous 53,835 square foot block of space.
The operation of a 320 square foot block concession stand for the purpose of providing food and related concessions to the general public.
Aleksandar Kolarov almost gifted Jose Enrique an opener in the fourth minute from a sliced clearance back across goal but Joe Hart's outstretched foot block the left-back's shot and Stewart Downing screwed his follow-up volley wide.