(also chiefly Building cill)
Definition of sill in English:
1A shelf or slab of stone, wood, or metal at the foot of a window opening or doorway.
- The designer suggested shortening window openings on one side of the kitchen, where sills were only 2 feet from the floor.
- The library and its adjacent structure are detailed so that the viewer is gently aware of new sills and metal door frames and an illuminated linear storage unit.
- This year the stone work lintels, sills and other features were restored and the general area around the church cleaned up.
1.1A strong horizontal beam forming a base in the frame of a timber-framed building.
- Because Miller's family owns a sawmill, he agreed to take care of the sill plates, the truss material, and the rafters.
- The sill beam is a horizontal beam which may be set in a foundation trench or placed directly on the ground surface.
1.2Each of the lower horizontal members of the frame of a cart or motor or rail vehicle.
- Wide metal door sills and soft-blue ambient lighting welcome you into the car.
- Built in 1988, it had doors that dropped down into the high sills, like the window glass in a standard door.
- I've got substantial front-end damage - bumper, bonnet, cross-member and sill.
1.3 Geology A tabular sheet of igneous rock intruded between and parallel with the existing strata. Compare with dyke2.
- Several igneous dikes and sills have been intruded into this sedimentary sequence, the largest of which is the Great Whin Sill, a quartz-orthopyroxene dolerite of late Carboniferous age.
- Clastic dykes do not exclusively intrude sediments; they also intrude granitic rock and mafic sills and are associated with lava flows in volcanic environments.
- Other leucogranite sheets are intruded as layer-parallel sills along the main foliation.
Definition of sill in:
- US English dictionary
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