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TermDefinition
JambOne of the finished upright sides of a door or window frame.
Jamb StudWood or metal stud adjacent to the door jamb.
Joint CompoundA plastic gypsum mixture used to cover the joints and fasteners in gypsum wallboard installations.
JointingForming control joints in a concrete slab.
JoistSmall beam that supports part of the floor, ceiling or roof of a building.
Joist HangerMetal shape formed for hanging on the main beam to provide support for the end of a joist.
JouleA meter-kilogram-second unit of work or energy.
JuteA coarse fiber obtained from two East Indian tiliaceous plants.