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1    a beam made of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete, used in the construction of floors, roofs, etc.  
   See also       rolled-steel joist  
2    tr   to construct (a floor, roof, etc.) with joists  
     (C14: from Old French giste beam supporting a bridge, from Vulgar Latin jacitum (unattested) support, from jacere to lie)  

rolled-steel joist  
      n   a steel beam, esp. one with a cross section in the form of a letter H or I,   (Abbrev)    RSJ  
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