stair stringer

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1. In a stair, an inclined board which supports the end of the steps; also called a stringer.
2. In a lattice roof truss, a horizontal tie.
3. A stringcourse. Also called stringer, stringboard, or face string. For specific types, see closed string, face string, finish string, open string, outer string, rough string, stair string.
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