a reinforced concrete beam for supporting walls, joists, etc., at or near ground level, itself either resting directly upon the ground or supported at both ends by piers.
noun 1. any of numerous nocturnal, terrestrial beetles of the family Carabidae that feed chiefly on other insects. noun 1. any beetle of the family Carabidae, often found under logs, stones, etc, having long legs and a dark coloration 2. any beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, feeding on plants and plant products 3. any of […]
- Ground biscuit
noun phrase alley apple (1920s+)
[ground-brey-ker] /ˈgraʊndˌbreɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who is an originator, innovator, or pioneer in a particular activity. 2. an original idea, product, or the like that leads to or makes possible further developments, growth, improvements, etc.
[ground-brey-king] /ˈgraʊndˌbreɪ kɪŋ/ noun 1. the act or ceremony of breaking ground for a new construction project. adjective 2. of or relating to such a ceremony. 3. originating or pioneering a new endeavor, field of inquiry, or the like: Pasteur’s groundbreaking work in bacteriology. adj. 1907 as a figurative adjective, from expression to break ground, […]