the toughening or strengthening of a metal by cold-working or another mechanical process.
a process in which a metal is permanently deformed in order to increase its resistance to further deformation
verb (used with object) 1. to draw tight or taut, especially to the utmost tension; stretch to the full: to strain a rope. 2. to exert to the utmost: to strain one’s ears to catch a sound. 3. to impair, injure, or weaken (a muscle, tendon, etc.) by stretching or overexertion. 4. to cause mechanical […]
or strainer arch noun 1. an arch for resisting thrusts, as in a flying buttress.
noun 1. (in a queen-post roof) a horizontal beam uniting the tops of the two queen posts, and resisting the thrust of the roof. straining piece noun 1. a horizontal tie beam that connects the top of two queen posts of a roof truss
noun 1. (in a roof with a queen post) a compression member lying along the tie beam and separating the feet of the struts.