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Frames and supports for structures - thesaurus

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frames

noun

a structure that forms part of an object and gives it its strength and shape

foundation

noun

the part of a structure of a building that is below the ground and supports the rest of it

support

noun

something that holds the weight of an object, building, or structure so that it does not move or fall

scaffold

noun

a structure consisting of poles and boards on the outside of a building, that people stand on when they are working on the building

framework

noun

a structure that supports something and makes it a particular shape

rafter

noun

a large piece of wood that supports a sloping roof

joist

noun

a long piece of wood or metal put below a floor or ceiling to support it

buttress

noun

a structure made of brick or stone that sticks out from the wall of a building to support it

stanchion

noun

an upright post that supports a structure

gantry

noun

a large tall metal structure used for supporting lights, signals, etc., or for moving heavy equipment on tracks

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beam

noun

a long thick piece of wood, metal, or concrete that supports a roof

braces

noun

a piece of wood, metal, etc. used for supporting an object so that it does not fall down

bracket

noun

a piece of wood, metal, or plastic attached to a wall as a support for something such as a shelf or a light

capital

noun

in architecture, the decorated top part of a column (=tall stone post that supports a building)

column

noun

a tall thick post used for supporting a roof or decorating a building

cradle

noun

a structure used for supporting something that is being built or repaired, such as a ship

flying buttress

noun

a curved structure that supports the wall of a building

fulcrum

noun

physics the point on which an object balances or turns

hulk

noun

the shape of something such as a large ship or building, especially after the inside of it has been destroyed by fire

I-beam

noun

a metal support for a structure that is shaped like a capital ā€œIā€

keystone

noun

a stone at the top of an arch that keeps the structure together

module

noun

one of several parts made separately then joined together to make a building or other structure

mount

noun

a base on which something such as a large heavy gun is fixed

pier

noun

a structure built out from the land over water and used for getting on and off boats

pile

noun

a large strong post that is driven into the ground to support a building or other structure

pillar

noun

a thick strong upright post that supports part of a building

pivot

noun

science a fixed point or pin that something turns or balances on

pivotal

adjective

like a pivot

post

noun

a strong thick pole made of wood or metal that is put upright in the ground, used as part of a fence, gate, etc.

prop

noun

something put under or against something to hold it up or in place

rail

noun

a bar used to form a structure such as a fence

rest

noun

an object used for supporting something

rib

noun

a long curved part of the frame of something

scaffold

noun

American a structure that can be moved up and down that someone stands in when they are working on the outside of a tall building, especially cleaning the windows 3

stilt

noun

one of a set of posts that a house is built on to raise it above the ground or above the level of water

strut

noun

a piece of wood or metal used for supporting part of a structure

stud

noun

a wooden support for a wall in a building

substructure

noun

the part of a building that is under it and supports it

surround

noun

a border or edge around something such as a window or a piece of furniture

track

noun

a line or structure on which something moves along

trestle

noun

a frame that is shaped like the letter ā€œA,ā€ used especially for supporting a board to make a temporary table called a trestle table

truss

noun

a wooden or metal frame that supports a structure such as a roof or bridge

underpinning

noun

a strong piece of metal or concrete that supports something such as a wall

upright

noun

a tall post or other tall thin part of a larger structure, used especially for supporting something

vault

noun

a curved structure that supports or forms a roof, especially in a church

vaulting

noun

the curved structures in a vaulted ceiling

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