Associations to the word «Sill»


SILL, noun. (architecture) (also window sill) A horizontal slat which forms the base of a window.
SILL, noun. (construction) A horizontal, structural member of a building near ground level on a foundation or pilings or lying on the ground in earth-fast construction and bearing the upright portion of a frame. Also spelled cill. Also called a ground plate, groundsill, sole, sole-plate, mudsill. An interrupted sill fits between posts instead of being below and supporting the posts in timber framing.
SILL, noun. (geology) A horizontal layer of igneous rock between older rock beds.
SILL, noun. A piece of timber across the bottom of a canal lock for the gates to shut against.
SILL, noun. (anatomy) A raised area at the base of the nasal aperture in the skull.
SILL, noun. (UK) A young herring.
SILL, noun. The shaft or thill of a carriage.

Dictionary definition

SILL, noun. Structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure.
SILL, noun. (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock.

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