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English definition of “beam”


noun [C] (WOOD)    /biːm/
a long , thick piece of wood , metal , or concrete , especially used to support weight in a building or other structure : The sitting room had exposed wooden beams.Arches, columns and beams the beam in the sport of women's gymnastics, a wooden bar on which the competitors balance and perform movements Gymnastics
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