plate girder


plate girder
noun or plate beam
: a built-up girder resembling an I beam in cross section but having a rolled steel plate for a web and flanges that usually consist of angles alone or angles and plates

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an iron or steel beam built up from plates and shapes welded or riveted together, usually including a plate or plates for a web, four angle irons forming two flanges, and a pair of plates to reinforce the flanges.
[1840-50]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • plate girder — an iron or steel beam built up from plates and shapes welded or riveted together, usually including a plate or plates for a web, four angle irons forming two flanges, and a pair of plates to reinforce the flanges. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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