padstone

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pad +‎ stone

NounEdit

padstone (plural padstones)

  1. A simple type of building foundation consisting of a stone which both spreads the weight of a wooden building out on the ground and keeps the wood off of the ground. A staddle stone is a type of padstone.
  2. A pad to spread the weight of a point load in a wall.

ReferencesEdit

  • Darvill, Timothy. The concise Oxford dictionary of archaeology. 6th ed. [i.e. 2nd ed. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2008. Padstone
  • Benton, R.. Basic structural detailing. New York: Nichols Pub., 1989. 261.

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