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Definition: box girder
n : a beam built up from boards; has a hollow rectangular cross
section [syn: box beam
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Definition: Box girder
, n. [From Gird
1. One who, or that which, girds.
2. (Arch. & Engin.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam
to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor
beams, etc.; hence, a framed or built-up member
discharging the same office, technically called a compound
girder. See Illusts. of Frame
, and Doubleframed floor
, Box girder
, etc. See under Bowstring
. See under Bridge
, a girder consisting of longitudinal bars
united by diagonal crossing bars.
, a girder consisting of horizontal
upper and lower bars connected by a series of diagonal
bars sloping alternately in opposite directions so as to
divide the space between the bars into a series of
, a girder consisting of two parallel wooden
beams, between which is an iron plate, the whole clamped
together by iron bolts.
, n.; pl. Boxes
[As. box a small case or vessel with
a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b["u]chse; fr. L. buxus
boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See Pyx
, and cf. Box
1. A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various
2. The quantity that a box contain.
3. A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or
other place of public amusement.
Laughed at by the pit, box, galleries, nay, stage.
The boxes and the pit are sovereign judges.
4. A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a
poor box; a contribution box.
Yet since his neighbors give, the churl unlocks,
Damning the poor, his tripple-bolted box. --J.
5. A small country house. “A shooting box.”
Tight boxes neatly sashed. --Cowper.
6. A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.
(a) An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.
(b) A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works;
the bucket of a lifting pump.
8. The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.
9. A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or
gift. “A Christmas box.”
10. (Baseball) The square in which the pitcher stands.
11. (Zo["o]l.) A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
Note: Box is much used adjectively or in composition; as box
lid, box maker, box circle, etc.; also with modifying
substantives; as money box, letter box, bandbox, hatbox
or hat box, snuff box or snuffbox.
(Arch.), a beam made of metal plates so as to have
the form of a long box.
(Railroads), a freight car covered with a roof and
inclosed on the sides to protect its contents.
, a ship's chronometer, mounted in gimbals,
to preserve its proper position.
, a thick overcoat for driving; sometimes with a
heavy cape to carry off the rain.
, a metal collar uniting the ends of shafts or
other parts in machinery.
(Zo["o]l.), a crab of the genus Calappa
when at rest with the legs retracted, resembles a box.
(Arch.), a drain constructed with upright sides,
and with flat top and bottom.
(Arch.), a box beam.
(Metal Working), a closed groove between two
rolls, formed by a collar on one roll fitting between
collars on another. --R. W. Raymond.
, an alloy of copper and tin, or of zinc, lead,
and antimony, for the bearings of journals, etc.
, a plait that doubles both to the right and the
(Zo["o]l.), a land tortoise or turtle of the
; -- so named because it can
withdraw entirely within its shell, which can be closed by
hinged joints in the lower shell. Also, humorously, an
exceedingly reticent person. --Emerson.
In a box
, in a perplexity or an embarrassing position; in
In the wrong box
, out of one's place; out of one's element;
awkwardly situated. (Colloq.) --Ridley (1554)