girt strip

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ledger board

2. One of a number of horizontal boards, joined by vertical supports, as in a fence.

ribbon strip, girt strip, ledger board, rib-and, ribband

A wood strip or board let into the studs to add support for the ends of the joists; also called a girt strip or ledger board.
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