Definition of I-beam in English:

I-beam

Syllabification: I-beam
Pronunciation: /ˈīˌbēm
 
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noun

A girder that has the shape of an I when viewed in section.
More example sentences
  • According to Clements, all of the inn's metal I-beams were either sold on-site or recovered for later use.
  • The erection crew rented a 365-ton crane used to hoist the truss and steel I-beams into place.
  • Using salvage steel from the towers, the agency will simulate the force created by the airliner striking the building to see how the I-beams behaved.

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