Fishplate

A wood or plywood piece used to fasten the ends of two members together at a butt joint with nails or bolts. Sometimes used at the junction of opposite rafters near the ridge line.
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Fishplate

In rail terminology, a fishplate, splice bar or joint bar is a metal bar that is bolted to the ends of two rails to join them together in a track. The name is derived from fish, a wooden bar with a curved profile used to strengthen a ship`s mast. The top and bottom edges are tapered inwards so the device wedges itself between the top and bottom o....
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fishplate

[n] - metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams
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fishplate

noun metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams
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