A tension member between buckstays or tie plates.

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A structural member placed against a furnace or boiler wall to limit the motion of the wall against furnace pressure.


A brace placed diagonally between a principal rafter and a tie beam.


A wooden roof truss having two principal rafters held by a horizontal tie beam, a king post upright between tie beam and ridge, and usually two struts to the rafters from a thickening at the king post foot.


In an automotive steering system, a link that supports the tie rod and transmits steering motion to both wheels through the ends of the tie rod.


To haul and tie up by means of a rope, to make it less inconvenient.


The place where ships tie up to unload and load cargo. A wharf typically has front and rear loading docks (aprons), a transit shed, open (unshedded) storage areas, truck bays, and rail tracks.


To bring in a vessel to tie up at a wharf berth. (One parks a car, but docks a ship.)


A plate, through which a bolt or tie rod is passed to hold brick in place.


1. A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels, generally synonymous with a wharf, although the solid foundations of a quay contrast with the closely spaced piles of a wharf. When 'quay' and 'wharf' are used as synonyms, the term 'quay' is more common in everyday speech in the United Kingdom, many Commonwealth countries, and the Republic of Ireland, while 'wharf' is more commonly used in the United States. 2. To land or tie up at a quay.


A push nipple is a smooth piece of pipe, slightly tapered at both ends. Push nipples are used to connect radiator or cast iron boiler sections together, taking advantage of the nipple's taper to create a tight seal. Boilers and radiators whose sections are connected by push nipples make use of tie rods between the sections to hold them together.

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