Business / Construction / Beam: A structural member transversely supporting a load. A structural member carrying building loads (weight) from one support to another. Sometimes called a 'girder'.
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Beam Noun Synonyms: timber, scantling, girder, rafter, bar, brace, plank, board, stud, trestle
Beam Verb Synonyms: radiate, shine, smile radiantly

Jim Beam

Entertainment / Liquor / Jim Beam: Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey, distilled in Clermont, Kentucky MORE


Business / Construction / Post-And-Beam: A basic building method that uses just a few hefty posts and beams to support an entire structure. Contrasts with stud framing. MORE

On The Beam

Technology / Aviation / On The Beam: A leftover phrase from ADCOCK Radio Range days still means the same thing today—'You are headed in the right direction,' as when you you hear a steady broadcast tone beamed from your target radio tr MORE

Spot Beam

Technology / Television (TV) / Spot Beam: A spot beam is a satellite transmission that is focused on a specific area within the footprint, or broadcast area, of the satellite. Both DISH Network and directv use spot beams to increase the capa MORE

Tail Beam

Business / Construction / Tail Beam: A relatively short beam or joist supported in a wall on one end and by a header at the other. MORE

Vertical Beam Width

Technology / Radar / Vertical Beam Width: The beam width of the radar pulse measured in the vertical plane. Most radar units have a vertical beam width of 20 to 25 degrees. MORE