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Definition of the noun i-beam

What does i-beam mean as a name of something?


  1. girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: girder = a beam made usually of steel

Alternative definition of the noun i-beam


  1. [engineering] A beam shaped like a capital letter I (with serifs top and bottom), used in construction.
  2. [computing, GUI] A cursor shaped like the letter I, usually indicating the presence of editable text.


The I-Beam was a popular nightclub in San Francisco that was located in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood at 1748 Haight Street. Before opening the club, Sanford Kellman had an impromptu party there and found that all the neighbors complained about the noise. Therefore, Sanford Kellman was required by the City government of San Francisco to soundproof the entire building at great expense, delaying the opening of the club for several months. On the opening night of the club in October 1977, groups of bare-chested men in jeans and construction hats carried I-Beams on their shoulders into the club.


I-beam: An I-beam, also known as H-beam, W-beam, Universal Beam, Rolled Steel Joist, or double-T, is a beam with an I- or H-shaped cross-section. The horizontal elements of the "I" are known as flanges, while the vertical element is termed the "web". I-beams are usually made of structural steel and are used in construction and civil engineering.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design. Volume 60 - Uranium Mill Tailing Reclamation in the U.S. and Canada to Vacuum System Design (1997)

1) was out-of- round, an I-beam support below the heavy vacuum gas oil (HVGO) chimney tray was found to be ... As a result, the slotted holes in the I-beam did not line up with the predrilled holes in the brackets, which had already been ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Materials, Parts, and Finishes (2002)

The high-density facings of a sandwich correspond to the flanges of the I-beam; the objective is to place a high-density, ... Honeycomb in a sandwich is comparable to the I-beam web that supports the flanges and allows them to act as a unit.

Google previewNew international encyclopedia (1916)

On land heavy carriages had I-beam chassis and top carriages. Friction of top carriage on chassis rails as well as the inclination checked recoil. Eccentric axles allowed recoil on friction and return on rollers. As the power of guns increased ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

If lateral stability is a problem, the box beam design should be chosen because it is stiffer in lateral bending and torsion than is the I-beam. In contrast, the I-beam should be chosen if buckling of the web is of concern because its single web, ...

Google previewStoddart's Encyclopaedia americana. a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature, and companion to the Encyclopaedia britannica. (9th ed.) and to all other encyclopaedias (1883)

Similar connections of the Phoenix Bridge Co. are shown figs. 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73. The Baltimore Bridge Co. uses for compression-members in Fink trusses a combination of an I-beam with the Phoenix quarter-section column. (See figs.

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

The I-beam cursor indicates sections of the document where text can be inserted, deleted, changed, or moved. ... I-beam pointer In a graphical user interface, a special pointer shaped like a capital "I" that indicates the insertion point of text ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Hot Rod Dictionary. A-Bombs to Zoomies (2004)

The track's BEACH name was derived from Wilmington's close proximity to the city of Long Beach. beam axle (also beam or I-beam) n. Any automotive front axle featuring the cross-sectional shape of an I-beam. Most early American production ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary for Building Construction (1993)

... webbing: Made from jute fiber and used mainly as a spring support on furniture frames. Web Flange Figure W-11 : Areas of an I-beam. welding transformer 329 jjlic^y-H^ Figure W-12: Location of weepholes. wedge:

Google previewTake Control: The Mac OS X Lexicon (2007)

Link • I-beam • iCal • iChat • icon preview • iDisk • IEEE 1394 • iLife • IM (Instant Message) • IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) • iMovie • incremental backup • .indd • index sheet • index.html, index.htm • infinite loop • Info window • Input ...

Google previewThe Welding Encyclopedia (1922)

Chassis Welds An automobile frame is almost always either a channel or an I- beam. The strength of a beam of any ... The moments of inertia of three shapes weighmg l5 lbs. to the foot of length are given herewith: 6 in. I-beam.... 6 in. channel.

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Quotes about I-beam

I don't like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would! (Bruce Dickinson)
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