General English


  • noun a bar or rod used to strengthen a structure against forces from the side

Cars & Driving

  • noun a structural member, especially as part of a framework, used to stiffen, give strength or carry weight
  • noun a bar that connects the lower control arm to the car frame; used when the lower control arm is attached to the frame at only one point

Real Estate

  • noun a long rigid plank, board or other structural member used as a support in building
  • verb to support a structure with planks or boards