Pronunciation: (gûrt),[key] —n. 1. Carpentry. a. a timber or plate connecting the corner posts of an exterior wooden frame, as a braced frame, at a floor above the ground floor.
b. a heavy beam, as for supporting the ends of rafters.
2. Print.(in certain hand presses) one of a pair of leather straps having one end fastened to the bed and the other to the rounce, for drawing the bed under the platen.