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."

Usage Examples:

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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