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Nautical moored securely to prevent swinging

Girt

In a braced frame, a horizontal member at an intermediate level between the columns, studs, or posts; a heavy beam, framed into the studs, which supports the floor joists.

girt

[gərt]
(civil engineering)
A timber in the second-floor corner posts of a house to serve as a footing for roof rafters.
A horizontal member to stiffen the framework of a building frame or trestle.
(engineering)
A brace member running horizontally between the legs of a drill tripod or derrick.
(mining engineering)
In square-set timbering, a horizontal brace running parallel to the drift.

girt

girt, 2
A horizontal structural member in the framing, 3 of an early timber-framed house, typically supporting the ends of the ceiling joists and acting as the main horizontal support for the floor above; often located about halfway between the groundsill, 2 and the horizontal timber at the top of the wall (the top plate) The term girt often is preceded by an adjective indicating its position; for example, front girt denotes a heavy timber that runs horizontally along the front of the house; rear girt denotes a heavy timber that runs horizontally along the rear face of the house; chimney girt denotes a heavy timber that acts a main horizontal support between chimney posts. See illustration under timber-framed house.
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She enjoys talking with Jennifer Girts, her own counselor, and feels that it would benefit children with ADD to talk to a counselor who has had first-hand experience with the disorder.
The ticket's leaders will be Girts Valdis Kristovskis (Civic Union), Solvita Aboltina (New Era), Valdis Dombrovskis (New Era), Aleksejs Loskutovs (Society for Different Politics) and Sarmite Elerte.
Sweden missed a handful of chances to add to their lead and in the end had to rely on Arsenal reserve keeper Rami Shaaban for stunning saves late on from Andrejs Rubins and Girts Karlsons.
Although the USA were in control throughout the game, keeper Kasey Keller was forced to make a fine save from substitute Girts Karlsons' header in injury time to ensure the victory.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton makes remarks about the situation in Libya during a joint press availability with Latvia Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis.
Those investors who wanted to come to the country had no difficulties to use the existing possibility, said executive director Girts Greiskalns.
Although the USA were in control, keeper Kasey Keller was forced to make a fine save from substitute Girts Karlsons' header in injury time to ensure the victory.
Civic Union leader Girts Valdis Kristovskis, in his speech, gave his assessment of the political situation in Latvia: "Twenty years since renewal of independence, we are faced with bitterness and despair, the ideals of the reawakening have been annihilated by the cynicism of political parties, the selfish interests of certain groups, egoism and alienation.