joist joist  /ˈdʒɔ ɪst/


  • (n) beam used to support floors or roofs


  1. Owners of the building in which the Defense Committee had offices caused a stout joist to be nailed in the building's doorway so that no coffin might be carried in.
  2. The rocket launcher, however, was borrowed; a fact which symptomized one of the joist's current ills.
  3. On the night of June 6, 1944, Major General Taylor became the first American general to invade Europe when he led his joist Airborne Division on the jump into Normandy.


  1. Pinkwood Announces Appointment of New President

    Pinkwood Ltd. is pleased to announce that Bradley Parsons, P.Eng., has been appointed President of the company. Mr. Parsons is a registered professional engineer and also holds expertise in I-joist sales, ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. How to insulate rim joists

    Homes with a crawl space or a basement have rim joists on each level.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  • "With the support I have received from Mopar and the Dodge brands, and now from Open Joist and Universal Forest Products, we certainly have the resources to win championships," says Kahne. "It will be my job as team owner to ensure speed...
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Kasey Kahne Source: Business Wire (press release)

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