Stringer-bead



noun, Welding.
1.
See under bead (def 13).
noun
1.
a small, usually round object of glass, wood, stone, or the like with a hole through it, often strung with others of its kind in necklaces, rosaries, etc.
2.
beads.

a necklace of beads:
You don’t have your beads on this evening.
a rosary.
Obsolete. devotions; prayers.

3.
any small globular or cylindrical body.
4.
a drop of liquid:
beads of moisture.
5.
a bubble rising through effervescent liquid.
6.
Usually, beads. a mass of such bubbles on the surface of a liquid.
7.
the front sight of a rifle or gun.
8.
a reinforced area of a rubber tire terminating the sidewall and fitting within the rim of a wheel.
9.
Electricity. a glass, ceramic, or plastic insulator that contains and supports the inner conductor in a coaxial cable.
10.
Chemistry. a globule of borax or some other flux, supported on a platinum wire, in which a small amount of some substance is heated in a flame as a test for its constituents.
11.
Metallurgy. the rounded mass of refined metal obtained by cupellation.
12.
Architecture, Furniture. a small molding having a convex circular section and, usually, a continuous cylindrical surface; astragal.
13.
Welding. a continuous deposit of fused metal, either straight (stringer bead) or zigzag (weave bead)
verb (used with object)
14.
to form or cause to form beads or a bead on.
15.
to ornament with beads.
16.
Carpentry. to form a bead on (a piece).
verb (used without object)
17.
to form beads; form in beads or drops:
perspiration beading on his forehead.
Idioms
18.
count / say / tell one’s beads, to say one’s prayers, using rosary beads:
There were a few old women counting their beads in the hushed silence of the chapel.
19.
draw / get a bead on, to take careful aim at:
The marksman drew a bead on his target.
noun
1.
a small usually spherical piece of glass, wood, plastic, etc, with a hole through it by means of which it may be strung with others to form a necklace, etc
2.
a small drop of moisture: a bead of sweat
3.
a small bubble in or on a liquid
4.
a small metallic knob acting as the sight of a firearm
5.
draw a bead on, to aim a rifle or pistol at
6.
(architect, carpentry) Also called astragal. a small convex moulding having a semicircular cross section
7.
(chem) a small solid globule made by fusing a powdered sample with borax or a similar flux on a platinum wire. The colour of the globule serves as a test for the presence of certain metals (bead test)
8.
(metallurgy) a deposit of welding metal on the surface of a metal workpiece, often used to examine the structure of the weld zone
9.
(RC Church) one of the beads of a rosary
10.
count one’s beads, say one’s beads, tell one’s beads, to pray with a rosary
verb
11.
(transitive) to decorate with beads
12.
to form into beads or drops
ballyhoo
see: draw a bead on

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