Girt vs Purlin - What's the difference?

girt | purlin |


As nouns the difference between girt and purlin

is that girt is a horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts while purlin is a longitudinal structural member bridging two or more rafters of a roof.

As a verb girt

is to gird.

As an adjective girt

is bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

girt

English

Etymology 1

Alteration of

Noun

(en noun)
  • A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.
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  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To gird.
  • To bind horizontally, as with a belt or girdle.
  • To measure the girth of.
  • Etymology 3

    See gird

    Verb

    (head)
  • (gird)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (nautical) Bound by a cable; used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
  • Anagrams

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    purlin

    English

    Alternative forms

    * purline

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A longitudinal structural member two or more rafters of a roof.
  • Derived terms

    *common purlin *principal purlin *purlin plate *through purlin *butt purlin *clasped purlin *trenched through purlin *back through purlin *clasped through purlin *threaded butt purlin *tenoned butt purlin *staggared butt purlin

    Hyponyms

    *(longitudinal structural member of a roof) purlin plate, principal purlin, common purlin