Origin of joistMiddle English giste from OFr, a bed, couch, beam from gesir, to lie from Classical Latin jacere, to lie, throw: see jet
transitive verbjoist·ed, joist·ing, joists
Origin of joistMiddle English giste, joiste from Old French giste from feminine past participle of gesir to lie, lie down from Latin iacēre ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present joists, present participle joisting, simple past and past participle joisted)
Old French giste, feminine of gist, the past participle of gesir (“to lie down”).
- Special boxes designed for use with ceiling fans are sturdier than standard boxes and will typically have a support bar or attach directly to a joist.
- While you're at it, make sure that the box is securely fastened to the overhead joist or beam.
- The instructions on your deck plans will tell you exactly how far to place your joist apart.
- Make sure you are anchoring your tracks to a stud or ceiling joist.
- Always secure the brackets into a structural element like a stud or joist.