strongback, a beam or girder which acts as a secondary support member to existing structure. A strongback in a staircase is usually ordinary two-by dimensional lumber attached to the staircase stringers to stiffen the assembly. In shipbuilding, a strongback is oriented lengthwise along a ship to brace across several frames in the case of hull damage.
Strongback, the name of the band formed by two former members of Palladium in 2009.
Strongback, the name of at least three Caribbean herbs, Morinda royoc, Desmodium abscendens, and Cuphea parsonsia.
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