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A section of wood, stone, or steel that supports one end of a beam or joist and distributes the load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A piece of timber, steel, or stone which supports one end of a beam or joist and distributes its load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.