bearer

Definitions

General English

Accounting

Construction

  • A horizontal member of a scaffold on which the platform rests and which may be supported by ledgers.
  • Any load-supporting horizontal structural member.
  • Any device that provides support for a landing or window in a stair.
  • In balloon framing, the ribbon board on which the joists for the second floor rest.

Publishing

  • noun a wooden or metal bar placed beside metal type to prevent the press from pressing down too hard
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