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One of a series of horizontal timbers, spanning the space between walls, beams, etc., supporting a floor-finish and a ceiling. Types of joist include:cogged:joist supported and held in a notch in a transverse beam;cross:one of a series of joists in a section of floor running at right angles to the direction of joists in other sections of the same floor;lodged:joist resting on a beam;trimmer:also trimmed joist, spanning between two joists and supporting the ends of short joists, e.g. to permit an opening to be formed in a floor.

cogged:joist supported and held in a notch in a transverse beam;

cross:one of a series of joists in a section of floor running at right angles to the direction of joists in other sections of the same floor;

lodged:joist resting on a beam;

trimmer:also trimmed joist, spanning between two joists and supporting the ends of short joists, e.g. to permit an opening to be formed in a floor.

Alcock, Barley, Dixon, & Meeson, (1996);W. McKay (1957)

Subjects: Architecture.


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