The Glossary of Construction Terms:
A Guide to Understanding Home Construction.

Ball cock
A device in a flush toilet consisting of a valve connected by a lever to a floating ball.  The valve closes when the ball is raised and opens when it is lowered.
A decorative and protective wood molding positioned where the wall meets the floor.
Base molding
Molding used to rim the upper edge of interior baseboard.
A structural member transversely supporting a load.
Bearing wall
A wall that supports any vertical load in addition to its own weight.
An inclined piece of framing lumber applied to wall or floor to stiffen the structure.  Often used on walls as temporary bracing until framing has been completed.
Brick veneer
A facing of brick laid against and fastened to sheathing of a frame or tile wall.
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