V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a steel beam used as the main support in a building or structure
Synonyms: beam, support
Tips: The next time you are by a construction site, try to impress your friends by commenting on the girders (the large beams that support a building). Then say, as a joke, "Grrrrr, I'm cool because I know what a girder is."
Two of the girders supporting the bridge collapsed during the earthquake. (support beams)
The architect designed the building with an exposed girder for visual impact. (support beam)
The building's girder--and as a result, the whole building--was in danger of collapsing due to faulty construction. (support beam)
I like the exposed girders on the roof of our office building. (support beams)
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