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gird·er / ˈgərdər/ • n. a large iron or steel beam or compound structure used for building bridges and the framework of large buildings.

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1. Main timber beam of great size supporting subsidiary beams at right angles to it.

2. Beam built up for additional strength to support a floor, road, etc. A plate-girder is constructed of plates of rolled iron or steel, consisting of vertical webs with flat plates fixed to the upper and lower parts.