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Meaning of 桁

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ xíng ] to go, to walk, to move; professional
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  • Pinyin: háng
    English Definition: cangue (stocks to punish criminals)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古代的一种刑具。
    ②衣架:“还视桁上无悬衣”。

    Example Words:
    桁杨 háng yáng lit. stocks and knives; fig. any punishment equipment; torture instrument
    桁杨刀锯 háng yáng dāo lit. stocks and knives; fig. any punishment equipment; torture instrument
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  • Pinyin: héng
    English Definition: pole plate; purlin (cross-beam in roof); ridge-pole
    Chinese Definition:
    ①檩:桁条。桁架。
    Example Words:
    桁架 héng jià truss (weight-bearing construction of cross-beams)
    桁梁 héng liáng brace girder
    横桁帆 héng héng fān boom sail
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Example Sentences
1
Down Wall, from girder into street noon leaks.
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Hanging pirates from the yardarm is so 18th-century.
3
Others built chevrons of plastic booms to block the oil from coming ashore.
4
Here' s another gaff-rigged schooner that is using a topsail and several flying jibs.
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A large ship, with three masts, lay becalmed on the water, with only one sail set; for not a breeze stiffed, and the sailors sat idle on deck or amongst the rigging.