Business / Construction / Girder: A large or principal beam of wood or steel used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length.

Girder Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Girder Forks: Type of forks common on early machines, comprising rigid beams attached to the steering head by parallel links that allowed movement. MORE

Druid Forks

Technology / Motorcycle / Druid Forks: Side-sprung girder forks. Druid were the original makers. MORE


Business / Construction / Beam: A structural member transversely supporting a load. A structural member carrying building loads (weight) from one support to another. Sometimes called a 'girder'. MORE


Business / Construction / Joist: Wooden 2 X 8's, 10's, or 12's that run parallel to one another and support a floor or ceiling, and supported in turn by larger beams, girders, or bearing walls. MORE

Ceiling Joist

Business / Construction / Ceiling Joist: One of a series of parallel framing members used to support ceiling loads and supported in turn by larger beams, girders or bearing walls. Also called roof joists. MORE

Ledger Strip

Business / Construction / Ledger Strip: A strip of lumber nailed along the bottom of the side of a girder on which joists rest. MORE