A long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used to support the roof or floor of a building
there are very fine oak beams in the oldest part of the house
A girder which has the shape of an I when viewed in section
A wind blowing at right angles to the keel, so as to hit the side of a vessel.
A glance of the eye, imagined as a beam of light.
A beam placed at the stern or bow of a ship to resist the pressure of ice.
A current of ions moving in a fixed direction.
An automobile headlight providing short-range illumination, used on lit roads and when visible to oncoming traffic
A ring-shaped beam of yarn (now rare).
A transverse beam supporting the rood, usually forming the head of a rood screen.
The beam or roller over which the rope of a well bucket runs.
On the wrong track; mistaken
A sea which is rolling against a ship’s side approximately at right angles
Another term for box girder.
The brightest setting of a vehicle’s headlights
North American term for full beam.
A principal beam which transmits a load directly to a column
A horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss
A beam of individual atoms, especially one that is collimated.
A reach made with the wind at right angles to the vessel's keel.
A transverse beam at the apex of a pair of beams that brace a structure.
A narrow beam of light or radiation; specifically a beam (typically of approximately circular cross-section) in which the individual rays (or paths of particles) are nearly parallel.
A beam of gamma radiation from a radium source, used in radiotherapy (now largely superseded by other isotopes).
A beam supporting or carrying rollers, especially in a loom or similar machine; (also) each of two slowly rotating horizontal beams in a loom between which cloth is transferred as weaving progresses.
A stationary steam engine with a large oscillating beam that transmits the vertical movement of the pistons to a crank or pump
A horizontal piece of squared timber connecting two rafters and forming with them an A-shaped roof truss
A transverse beam
A compound beam made of an iron plate between two slabs of wood
A short wooden beam (typically carved) projecting from a wall to support either a principal rafter or one end of an arch
An intense, narrow beam of light produced by a laser
Denoting a vehicle headlamp with a sealed unit consisting of the light source, reflector, and lens
A beam used for constructing a framework (of a building, ship, etc.).
A beam of particles having no electric charge.
A beam which oscillates about a central pivot and has one end driven by an engine and the other communicating reciprocating motion to a crank, rod, etc.
A pivoted beam in a steam engine or similar mechanism, which transmits motion from a piston to a crank or wheel.
A narrow horizontal bar raised off the floor, on which a gymnast balances while performing exercises
A drawing compass consisting of a horizontal rod or beam connected by sliding sockets to two vertical legs, used for drawing large circles
A device for dividing a beam of light or other electromagnetic radiation into two or more separate beams
A stream of electrons in a gas or vacuum
A concentrated stream of subatomic particles, generated in order to cause collisions between particles that will shed new light on their nature and structure
(In science fiction) a hypothetical beam of energy that can be used to move objects such as spaceships or hold them stationary
A narrow directed beam of molecules, ions, or atoms.
On the right track
(Of a building or a method of construction) having or using a framework of upright and horizontal beams
(Of a ship) heeled over on its side; almost capsized
Near the end of one’s resources; desperate
(Of a person) fat around the hips
A technique used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices in which a molecular beam is used to deposit a very thin or monomolecular layer of a substance on to a crystalline substrate; abbreviated MBE.
A fault that is greater in oneself than in the person one is finding fault with
(In science fiction) transport someone instantaneously to or from a spaceship