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1. a stanza or verse of a poem
a. Brit an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation
b. another word for staff
A rung of a ladder.
Any of the narrow wooden strips or metal plates placed edge to edge to form the sides, top, or lining of a vessel or structure, such as a barrel.
1. One of a number of narrow boards used to build up a curved surface.
2. A rung of a ladder.
3. In formwork for an excavation, one of many vertical members which form a curved surface (in plan).