- A large iron or steel beam or compound structure used for building bridges and the framework of large buildings: the tower is made of steel girders criss-crossed to make it strongerMore 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'.
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- The US English dictionary