Definition of girder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡərdər/


A large iron or steel beam or compound structure used for building bridges and the framework of large buildings.
Example sentences
  • It depicts a construction worker hanging desperately from a steel girder on a building site.
  • Black construction workers tight-rope walked along the high steel girders of the airport building.
  • These segments were supported by steel truss girders on falsework.


Early 17th century: from gird1 in the archaic sense 'brace, strengthen'.

Words that rhyme with girder

birder, Gerda, herder, murder

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Syllabification: gird·er

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