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Main beam

In floor construction, one of the principal beams which transmits loads directly to the columns.
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main beam

A principal beam used to carry a load, which transmits the load directly to the columns.
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main beam

main beam
The principal beam of radar.
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"I lay down on my back, and, naturally, just before I dropped off, my eyes traveled to the roof above me, and then I saw that the main beam which bore the weight of the joists was being slightly shaken from east to west.
The bull with the longest beams I ever measured had almost stunted tines--but was very impressive because of those 60-inch-plus main beams.
Driving with your main beams on (denoted by the blue symbol on your dashboard) is dangerous to oncoming traffic as it dazzles other motorists.
The structural elements, ahead of the internal floors, should be demolished in the following sequence: the slab; the secondary beams; then the main beams.
Although he wasn't targeting a specific deer, he began to get trail camera photos of a young 150s-class buck that had a pronounced short hook on one of his main beams. At that point, the promising buck became known as "Dr.
With a 25 1/4-inch inside spread, 25-inch main beams and really good mass, he has me dreaming of that day constantly!
The deer in the picture appears to have less-than-average mass, and about 18-inch main beams and about an 18-inch inside spread.
Check all car lights Check that indicators, rear lights, brake lights, sidelights, headlights and main beams are working properly.
Consequently, we require robust adaptive beam-formers for the cognitive radio system to direct main beams towards CR users as DOA information of other CR users are inaccurate.
"The main beams over the main pool are up to 34m long.
Talbert manufactured this 55SA-HX trailer with upper flange reinforcement through the two outside main beams where there's a gusset from the web to the bottom of the flange.